DAL proposal, resume

Igor Popik thrull at slackware.pl
Fri Jan 14 13:28:14 EET 2005

Ikke napisał(a):

>Ok, this is how I see things after I got some feedback here and on
>desktop-devel @ gnome.
>As J5 noted, writing a separate daemon that takes input from different
>sources and generates unified output is nonsense. Indeed, it are the
>applications that should send out "good" events, or (like in the
>xscreensaver case) some helper daemon (that can in turn listen to
>different non-conforming apps, of course).
>This implies there will have to be:
>a) a standard describing different interfaces the DBusMessages should
>comply to
>b) code a library/libraries to easy the use of this system for app
>developers so they don't have to care about the underlying DBUS system,
>but can just do something like "DAL_gotNewEmail()", where DAL (still
>working title ;)) will generate a well-formed dbusmessage and send it on
>the wire.
>This lib can also force the app to deliver "good", "conformant" data.
>It can also be used by listening applications by using callbacks.
>Propably there should be some versions of this: a low level one that can
>be used by all high-level ones, and a high-level gtk/glib library, a
>kde/qt library, python bindings,...
>The biggest work will be to write the interfaces I guess :-)
So You basically want to do something like OFI, but for whole desktop. 
Not much invented stuff, now go to work and prepare proposal of 
interfaces and maybe some working code.


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