kde4 dbus state ?
ralf.habacker at freenet.de
Thu Apr 27 15:35:37 BST 2006
Thiago Macieira schrieb:
> 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.
4) build-system: convert to a build system which runs on windows (cmake ?)
> 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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