D-Bus User Bus

Colin Walters walters at verbum.org
Mon May 17 11:10:22 PDT 2010

2010/5/16 Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net>:

> If GNOME is broken, fix it.

That isn't helpful - some code will have to be changed either way.
The goal is to identify a good point in the space formed by
implementation time and correctness.

> I would disagree with that. If I open a video file in one session, I don't
> want it played in an existing instance of a media player in another session.
> Same goes for cut&paste.

The argument here is that we can pretty easily "break" multiple
displays, given that in reality, they're already broken in practice.
And I really, really dislike the "last one wins" behavior.  It's *my
data*.  Don't lose my data.

> Nor does the user bus. You probably don't want all crontab users having their
> bus lying around all the time, regardless of which is actually logged on. And
> the main use case for cron is precisely to run things while not logged.

The bus could exit after a period of having no clients.

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