libdbus vs libgio

Michael Albinus michael.albinus at
Fri Sep 7 11:35:03 PDT 2012

David Zeuthen <zeuthen at> writes:

> Hi,

Hi David,

> So, yes, I think it's safe for any application to port from libdbus-1
> to libgio-2.0.

Thanks for the clarification. The remaining question is, whether libgio
is as distributed as libdbus. Emacs shall be usable also for older
systems, and Emacs won't bring it's own copy of libgio.

Likely, we need a soft migration approach: write Lisp bindings based on
libgio, but use the existing Lisp bindings on systems which haven't
installed libgio. At least for a while, a transition period.

> Disclaimer: I wrote the D-Bus implementation in libgio-2.0 so you
> could consider me biased :-)

I know.

I will contact you, when I run into problems during migration :-)

> Thanks,
> David

Best regards, Michael.

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