Is D-Bus right for me?

Braden McDaniel braden at
Mon Feb 25 11:49:05 PST 2008

I have an XEmbed control that is driven by a host process. As things are
currently implemented, the control's process is launched by the host
process; and pipes are used to communicate back and forth between the
two processes.

Mapping the XEmbed control's interface to a D-Bus service seems fairly
straightforward to me. However, the control requires certain services
from the host process. I haven't figured out how this part would work
using D-Bus. I think my question is this: can an activated service know
what process activated it, and then request a service specifically from
that process?

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