kde4 dbus state ?

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Thu Apr 27 08:11:27 BST 2006

Ralf Habacker wrote:
>You are refering for libdbus-1 to
>http://websvn.kde.org/branches/work/kde4/playground/libs/qt-dbus/ ?

No, the one in freedesktop.org's CVS. The one you linked to is 
libdbus-qt4-1 and it is my own unstable branch. Don't use that one.

>Is there any roadmap  or todo list or a wiki page of the migration
>available ?  I think it would help to estimate the required time.

According to a few people who have started porting it to Windows, the main 
problems are:

1) UID vs SID security mechanism: the source code is permeated with 
integer comparisons. They have to be abstracted so that SID comparison is 

2) the transport mechanism is Unix sockets, for which there is no 
equivalent on Windows. They're thinking of using a localhost TCP socket.

3) file descriptors: on Windows, you have to remember if your file 
descriptor was a socket, a pipe or a real file.

Plus, of course, the necessity to write the Windows-specific code (process 
starting, networking). The worst part is: all of that has to be written 
in C.

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