Announcing dbus 1.11.12

Simon McVittie smcv at
Fri Apr 7 18:00:26 UTC 2017

The “it's something humans do” release.

1.11.x is a development branch for the adventurous, which will
eventually lead to a 1.12.x stable branch.
git tag: dbus-1.11.12
git branch: master


• The session dbus-daemon now supports transient .service files
  in $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/dbus-1/services. Unlike the other standard
  service directories, this directory is not monitored with inotify
  or similar, and the service files must be named exactly
  ${bus_name}.service. (fd.o #99825, Simon McVittie)

• dbus can be configured with --enable-relocation when building with
  Autotools, or with -DDBUS_RELOCATABLE=ON when building with cmake,
  to make the pkg-config metadata relocatable. This is useful for
  non-standard prefixes, and in particular for Windows installations.
  However, it is not recommended for system-wide installations into
  /usr, because it interferes with pkg-config's ability to filter out
  compiler default linker directories.

  With Autotools, the default is --enable-relocation when building
  for Windows or --disable-relocation otherwise. With CMake, the default

  (fd.o #99721; Ralf Habacker, Simon McVittie)

• Users of CMake ≥ 2.6 can now link to libdbus without providing their
  own FindDBus.cmake macros, whether dbus was compiled with Autotools
  or with CMake. See the end of README.cmake for more information.
  (fd.o #99721; Ralf Habacker, Simon McVittie)


• Always read service file directories in the intended order
  (fd.o #99825, Simon McVittie)

• When tests are skipped, don't try to kill nonexistent process 0
  (fd.o #99825, Simon McVittie)

• Avoid valgrind false positives (fd.o #88808, Philip Withnall)

• Fix a harmless read overflow and some memory leaks in a unit test
  (fd.o #100568, Philip Withnall)

• Fix some typos in test code
  (fd.o #99999, Coverity #141876, #141877; Philip Withnall)

• Clarify the roles of /etc/dbus-1/s*.d and /usr/share/dbus-1/s*.d
  in documentation (fd.o #99901, Philip Withnall)

• Fix and enable compiler warnings related to -Wswitch
  (fd.o #98191; Thomas Zimmermann, Simon McVittie)

• Fix writing off the end of a fd_set when testing with valgrind
  (fd.o #99839, Philip Withnall)

Simon McVittie, Collabora Ltd.

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