Harald Fernengel harryf at gmx.com
Wed Sep 29 16:25:16 BST 2004


On Wednesday 29 September 2004 16:51, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> 2) Provide DBUS support, deprecate DCOP, convert at runtime all DCOP IPC to 
> DBUS to provide 100% backwards compatibility. 

> It seems to me that conversion of the call arguments may be impossible in
> cases where the argument types are application defined.   

This is possible via QMetaType and the custom D-BUS type, I use this trick to 
transfer more complicated stuff in my accessibility bridge.

Porting applications from dcop to D-BUS should be easy, you basically throw 
out stuff since a separate IDL compiler is no longer required and you can 
connect any slot/signal to D-BUS.

I can also see no show-stoppers in providing a dcop command line client that 
talks D-BUS.


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