D-BUS required changes in KDE 4

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Fri May 26 16:37:45 BST 2006

David Faure wrote:
>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.

That does answer the question, though: is it a feature we should push for 
in D-BUS or should we simply mandate that the daemon be running in all 

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