Some imminent changes for dbus-1.9

Simon McVittie simon.mcvittie at
Thu Feb 12 11:46:01 PST 2015

I have a bunch of rather significant changes queued up and going through 
review for dbus 1.9. If anyone has reasons why one of these is a 
terrible idea, please say before it's too late.

Making dbus-monitor --system actually work:
(this already landed, in 1.9.10)

Generic (LSM-agnostic) Linux security labels, superseding 

Optional user-session bus scope:

and I will hopefully be rebasing and resurrecting this branch at some 
point, to make everything link to the shared instead of 
some tools incorporating a copy of it statically:

Also, if anyone has an opinion on the fact that dbus 1.8.14 made KDE 
Plasma Workspace 5 regress (already fixed in KDE) - partial revert for 
1.8? leave it how it is? - please comment on 
<>. If nobody reviews 
that change, I am inclined to say that the new behaviour is now 
permanent and close it WONTFIX.


Simon McVittie
Collabora Ltd. <>

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