per-user dbus

Colin Walters walters at
Fri Nov 13 07:12:47 PST 2009

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 2:51 PM, Ray Strode <halfline at> wrote:
> What might make sense is having a way for programs to add themselve to
> the session without their parent being in the session.  I could
> imagine, if DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS wasn't set, looking for the first
> available running session bus for the user (how? kernel keyring? X
> property?) and joining it.  This would solve the
> cron-can't-access-my-session-even-when-i'm-logged-in problem.

ConsoleKit or the system bus would make the most sense here I think.
Though if we do this for the session bus, it also raises the question
about DISPLAY.

Lennart, if auto-joining was implemented, would it help your user bus
use cases?  What *are* those use cases exactly actually?

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