D-Bus best practices

Scott James Remnant scott at canonical.com
Tue Apr 21 01:06:50 PDT 2009

On Mon, 2009-04-20 at 21:32 +0200, Thiago Macieira wrote:

> b) timeouts: D-Bus method calls *do* timeout. There's no way around this, so 
> any call that can potentially take some time to execute should be designed in 
> a call/callback pattern: the call replies whether the action was initiated
> and a signal reports the end result.
> [This is an area where the protocol itself could use future improvement]
There are patches that have been sitting in Bugzilla for some time now
that correct this problem, and allow you to have no timeout on message

Scott James Remnant
scott at canonical.com
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