Help System Spec 0.2

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Wed Dec 27 19:31:51 EET 2006

On Wednesday 27 December 2006 8:57, Cornelius Schumacher wrote:
> One question, though: Is D-Bus able to start the help browser on demand
> when a call is made to the API or is it needed that the help browser is
> already running (providing it is the help browser implementing the API)?

d-bus supports activation-on-call[1]. the challenge here will be picking which 
application to start based on the environment; right now the dbus 
specification lists specifying locations for .service files as FIXMEs[2]. in 
all, activation seems a little loosely defined right now in d-bus, but it is 
there. this could be a good excuse to hammer out some of those details.


Aaron J. Seigo
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