interconnecting dbus and activemq

Philippe Brun (perso) phb.perso at
Fri Feb 8 09:13:08 PST 2008

Colin Walters a écrit :
> On Feb 8, 2008 10:20 AM, Philippe Brun (perso) <phb.perso at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We're looking for a new interprocess communication mecanism for the
>> applications we develop on Linux (today we use a mix of techniques from
>> UNIX IPC to sockets and pipes)
>> Dbus is a good candidate for us, because it is available from the Qt API
>> we're working with. We're also considering ActiveMQ for the access to
>> application servers it brings.
> D-BUS is valuable for two primary things:
> 1) It acts as an atomic namespace root
> 2) It provides a decent form of IPC
> It's pretty reasonable though to just use D-BUS just as a namespace
> service, but communicate using a different IPC protocol such as
> ActiveMQ if you already have code written to do it.  So for example
> you'd have a service with just this signature:
> com.mycompany.MyService:
>   string: GetActiveMQSocketAddress()

Thank you for the answer. I'm pretty new to these techniques, so I guess I need a little more work 
to understand it fully.

A last point though : I'm considering using an application private systemwide D-BUS, to which all 
instances of several programs would connect. It would end up with a single bus having from 10s to 
100s clients. Does this sound reasonable to you ?

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