[Ftp-release] Announcing D-Bus 1.10.0 (new stable branch)

Simon McVittie simon.mcvittie at collabora.co.uk
Tue Aug 25 11:56:49 PDT 2015

The “0x20” release.

git tag: dbus-1.10.0

This is a new stable branch, recommended for use in OS distributions.

Fixes since 1.9.20 (1.10 rc1):

• distribute test/tap-test.sh.in, even if the tarball was built without
  tests enabled (fd.o #91684, Simon McVittie)
• work around a fd leak in libcap-ng < 0.7.7 (fd.o #91684,
  Simon McVittie)

Summary of major changes since 1.8.0:

• The basic setup for the well-known system and session buses is
  now done in read-only files in ${datadir} (normally /usr/share).
  See the NEWS entry for 1.9.18 for details.

• AppArmor integration has been merged, with features similar to the
  pre-existing SELinux integration. It is mostly compatible with the
  patches previously shipped by Ubuntu, with one significant change:
  Ubuntu's GetConnectionAppArmorSecurityContext method has been
  superseded by GetConnectionCredentials and was not included.

• The --enable-user-session configure option can be enabled
  by OS integrators intending to use systemd to provide a session bus
  per user (in effect, treating all concurrent graphical and
  non-graphical login sessions as one large session).

• The new listenable address mode "unix:runtime=yes" listens on
  $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/bus, the same AF_UNIX socket used by the systemd
  user session. libdbus and "dbus-launch --autolaunch" will connect to
  this address by default. GLib ≥ 2.45.3 and sd-bus ≥ 209 have a
  matching default.

• All executables are now dynamically linked to libdbus-1.
  Previously, some executables, most notably dbus-daemon, were
  statically linked to a specially-compiled variant of libdbus. This
  results in various private functions in the _dbus namespace being
  exposed by the shared library. These are not API, and must not be
  used outside the dbus source tree.

• On platforms with ELF symbol versioning, all public symbols
  are versioned LIBDBUS_1_3.

New bus APIs:

• org.freedesktop.DBus.GetConnectionCredentials returns
  LinuxSecurityLabel where supported
• org.freedesktop.DBus.Monitoring interface (privileged)
  · BecomeMonitor method supersedes match rules with eavesdrop=true,
    which are now deprecated
• org.freedesktop.DBus.Stats interface (semi-privileged)
  · now enabled by default
  · new GetAllMatchRules method
• org.freedesktop.DBus.Verbose interface (not normally compiled)
  · toggles the effect of DBUS_VERBOSE

New executables:

• dbus-test-tool
• dbus-update-activation-environment

New optional dependencies:

• The systemd: pseudo-transport requires libsystemd or libsd-daemon
• Complete documentation requires Ducktype and yelp-tools
• Full test coverage requires GLib 2.36 and PyGI
• AppArmor integration requires libapparmor and optionally libaudit

Dependencies removed:

• dbus-glib

Simon McVittie, Collabora Ltd.

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