possible actions specification

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at xfce.org
Thu Sep 2 04:56:48 PDT 2010


On Thu, 02 Sep 2010 12:32:56 +0200
Ryan Lortie <desrt at desrt.ca> wrote:

> hi,
> I've implemented what I believe to be a generally useful DBus
> protocol. Currently this protocol is implemented in glib using the
> interface name org.gtk.Actions.  I'd like to use the
> org.freedesktop.Actions interface name.

Quick question: have you thought about versioning the interface as
described on http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/versioning-dbus.html?

Knowing how actions and menus work in GTK+, I can see how this interface
could be useful in making actions available to other processes
automatically (or without too much work). 

I'd prefer interfaces with well-defined and reliable APIs in most
situations though, rather than exporting variable lists of actions with
signatures that are not specified formally anywhere and that clients
cannot rely on. But that's no real argument against your proposal of

  - Jannis
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