Havoc Pennington hp at redhat.com
Sun Oct 3 00:14:10 BST 2004


I'm reading the thread in order so hopefully won't repeat things already
said, but here goes.

Some discussion about the dbus type system and encoding:

See also doc/TODO as always,


On Wed, 2004-09-29 at 18:08 +0200, Harri Porten wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Sep 2004, Lubos Lunak wrote:
> >  DBUS seems to have a CUSTOM data type. Wouldn't it be sufficient to dump the
> > QDataStream-created data used by DCOP as one binary object into the custom
> > data type, or read it back using QDataStream? The apps shouldn't see any
> > difference.
> Yes. But I think this should only be used for compatibility in a
> transition period. In the long run one should agree on well defined
> complex types with other projects for interoperability (via
> freedesktop.org). Example for this reasoning: a tool from the X camp might
> want to tell kdesktop to have a green background color. Speaking
> proprietary binary protocols doesn't help with integration.
> Harri.

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