D-BUS required changes in KDE 4

David Faure faure at kde.org
Fri May 26 14:26:28 BST 2006

On Friday 26 May 2006 11:35, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> David Faure wrote:
> >On Friday 26 May 2006 11:20, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> >> There are two things I have found out during my port of kdelibs to
> >> D-BUS that we will have to address:
> >>
> >> 1) Currently, the D-BUS session daemon isn't automatically started.
> >> This requires the user to have his scripts set up to start the daemon
> >> *before* any KDE application is started. For a KDE session, we can fix
> >> that with startkde, but imagine a user running KMail in TWM: KMail
> >> will refuse to start.
> >
> >We currently have code to start kdeinit (which starts dcopserver) when
> >a kde application doesn't manage to contact dcopserver (cf
> > KApplication::startKdeinit and KApplication::dcopFailure). Can't we do
> > exactly the same with DBUS?
> We could, but why not do it in the libdbus-1 library itself and let all 
> programs using D-BUS to benefit from it?

Sounds good.

David Faure, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).

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