kdeinit launching in KApplication

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Fri Aug 3 14:38:19 BST 2007

On Friday 03 August 2007, Andreas Hartmetz wrote:
> On Friday 03 August 2007 13:36:08 Lubos Lunak wrote:
> >  Hello,
> >
> >  is there any special reason why kdeinit&friends are not automatically
> > launched from KApplication ctor like it is in KDE3 (besides this feature
> > getting lost while porting to DBUS)? Right now e.g. global shortcuts
> > don't work, since they require kded and automatically assume it's always
> > there. Are such things now supposed to explicitly launch kdeinit if
> > needed, since KApplication is now not mandatory?
> Hmmm... what does work is that kded automatically loads modules as soon as
> they are being accessed via DBus. kded itself... IIRC there was some trick
> to also have it loaded by DBus (also automatic, at first access). Thiago
> explained it on k-c-d (IIRC) but nobody has implemented it for kded,
> apparently.

D-Bus activation currently (unless my information is outdated) requires a 
D-Bus .service file to be installed. KNotify seems to do this, kded doesn't.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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