Perl Net::DBus Help and Documentation
thebelserturner at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 08:56:10 PDT 2008
Dan's written a great Perl module and I've been using it extensively.
I thought about contributing documentation but I'm a awful writer. I'd
be happy to review anything as a third party if needed.
On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 4:47 PM, Madison Kelly <linux at alteeve.com> wrote:
> Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 05:47:59AM -0400, Madison Kelly wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >> I've been struggling off and on with the Net::DBus bindings for perl.
> >> I've had some success in using existing buses (HAL on system,
> >> specifically). Now though I am trying to have my program's daemon create
> >> a bus and register clients as objects when they connect and provide
> >> basic communication between server-side scripts and clients, via the
> >> daemon process. I've got the client/server communication in place, but I
> >> have not been able to get the DBus portion working.
> >> In the past, when I have struggled to learn something, I would write
> >> documentation, generally in the form of a *LUG presentation. I would
> >> like to do this for perl's Net::DBus bindings, both as a way to help me
> >> learn DBus better and as a way to contribute a How-To geared more to
> >> perl programmers who are quite new to the DBus concept.
> > That sounds like a great idea.
> Woohoo. :)
> >> Would anyone here be interested in helping me with this?
> >> All I need, more than anything, is help getting the most basic sample
> >> code working, and I can start building on that myself. I would need to
> >> only ask occasional questions when I go stuck. In turn, I would provide
> >> the How-To back to the community.
> > I'm happy to advise / help out on anything that's unclear about the Perl
> > bindings - either on this list, or 'danpb' / 'danpb_ltop' on the DBus
> > IRC channel.
> I will jump in there tomorrow midday and see if you're on.
> >> Here are links to talks I have given on general storage and
> >> netfiltering with iptables:
> >> (2002) http://tle-bu.org/docs/Talk-TLUG_storage_200205-2.pdf
> >> (2004) http://tle-bu.org/docs/TLE-WhitePaper_Netfilter-v1.1.pdf
> >> More as an example of my writing style; these are two papers on an
> >> old, deprecated versions of the program I am working on:
> >> (2004) http://tle-bu.org/docs/TLUG-Talk_TLE-BU_2004-10-12.pdf
> >> (2005) http://tle-bu.org/docs/TLUG-Talk_TLE-BU_2005-10-11.pdf
> >> I think DBus can offer some wonderful potential and I know I would
> >> personally have benefited from a more basic introduction to DBus coding.
> >> This is not in any way to disparage Mr. Berrange's Tutorials! I found
> >> though that they are probably more applicable to people who are already
> >> familiar with DBus and are just looking for info on the perl bindings.
> > Yep, I certainly won't claim the tutorials are complete ! They do presume
> > you know what the core dbus concepts are to a certain extent. And I only
> > really did the one for exporting objects
> > http://search.cpan.org/dist/Net-DBus/lib/Net/DBus/Tutorial/ExportingObjects.pod
> > and never got free time to do the corresponding client one for using
> > objects
> > http://search.cpan.org/dist/Net-DBus/lib/Net/DBus/Tutorial/UsingObjects.pod
> >> I hope to supplement Mr. Berrange's docs by creating a document that
> >> will gently easy a perl programmer who is new to DBus entirely into the
> >> Net::DBus bindings. :)
> > If you want to have any of your docs included in the official Perl Net::DBus
> > releases I'm only to happy to accept patches for the docs / extra tutorials.
> > Either send them to this list, or to me directly & I'll apply them. The
> > master source repo I use is published
> > http://hg.berrange.com/libraries/net-dbus--devel
> > Regards,
> > Dan.
> Once I get enough done to warrant adding something, we can work out how
> to get it up then. For now, I need to start looking at my disorganized
> notes and start making them more coherent. When I catch you on IRC we
> can gab more.
> Thanks for taking an interest, I look forward to adding what I can. :)
> Madi (aka: Digimer on IRC/elsewhere)
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