Proposal of a crossdesktop interface to query several properties about the state-of-the-desktop

Kevin Ottens ervin at
Wed Nov 28 07:34:49 GMT 2007

Le mardi 27 novembre 2007, Rafael Fernández López a écrit :
> Well, our idea is only locally. The idea as explained is that you ask the
> freedesktop interface, and you have a daemon running (it doesn't matter if
> on the gnome or kde desktop), you get a response depending on the current
> state of the system and you take decisions based on that.

Well, guys, really dig into the xdg archive... I have this strange feeling 
that you're reinventing the wheel here.

For instance, you mentionned Solid::PowerManagement, guess what it's using 
internally? It's hiding a D-Bus interface for the KDE developers, and this 
interface is modelled after a non finalized spec of the (I 
hope it'll get final soon BTW... I should probably poke again there).

And that's one example but there's similar stuff for the other use cases you 

Kévin 'ervin' Ottens,
"Ni le maître sans disciple, Ni le disciple sans maître,
Ne font reculer l'ignorance."
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