[Ftp-release] Announcing dbus-python 1.2.2

Simon McVittie simon.mcvittie at collabora.co.uk
Mon Feb 22 20:00:47 UTC 2016

dbus-python 1.2.2, the “mind fray” release.

dbus-python is one of several possible D-Bus bindings for Python. Please
see its README or the DBusBindings wiki page for information on

git tag: dbus-python-1.2.2

Versioning changes:

• dbus-python releases now have an even micro version (1.2.0, 1.2.2),
  and snapshots from git have an odd micro version (1.2.1).


• Building from git (but not from tarballs) now requires
  macros from the GNU Autoconf Archive, for example the autoconf-archive
  package in Debian or Fedora derivatives.

• Building from git (but not from tarballs) now requires Automake 1.13
  or later.

• The automated tests and some examples now require PyGI (the gi
  module), not PyGObject 2 (the deprecated glib and gobject modules).


• There is now a setuptools setup.py, allowing dbus-python to be
  installed into a virtualenv using pip from a standard Automake source
  release. This requires pre-existing system-wide installations of the
  normal build  dependencies (pkg-config, libdbus, dbus-glib, a C
  compiler) and has some limitations. For system-wide installations and
  development, please use the Autoconf/Automake build system directly.
  (fd.o #55439; Simon McVittie)

• dbus-python now uses the common compiler warnings from
  AX_COMPILER_FLAGS (Simon McVittie)

• The automated tests can now be installed as GNOME-style "installed
  tests", and should be somewhat more reliable (Simon McVittie)


• "from dbus.service import *" now imports FallbackObject
  (fd.o #85720; Ben Longbons)

• The GConf-related examples work again (fd.o #85720; Ben Longbons)

• Consistently make examples executable, and install them all
  (fd.o #85720; Ben Longbons)

• Search PATH for an appropriately-versioned pythonX.Y-config, or as a
  last resort python-config, if there isn't a ${PYTHON}-config in the
  same directory as ${PYTHON} (fd.o #92085; Yamashita, Yuu)

• Add support for the Automake 1.13 parallel test driver
  (Simon McVittie)

• Skip building API documentation if "import epydoc" fails
  (Simon McVittie)

Simon McVittie, Collabora Ltd.

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