Proposal and RFC: Introducing DAL, the "Desktop Abstraction Layer"

John (J5) Palmieri johnp at
Thu Jan 13 17:14:45 EET 2005

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Just read that.  A few points.  D-BUS is engineered for security so I
don't really agree with that point.  However linking in external
dependencies may be a good reason to not have libdbus added in this one
special case.  This however is not a reason to create a level of
indirection for all applications.  One can simply write a glue daemon to
monitor XScreenSaver's communication channel and propagate it to D-BUS. 
Having all application go through this or even promoting this as the way
to send messages to the desktop, in my opinion would be wrong.


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