decibel and dbus names

David Faure faure at
Mon Feb 18 21:11:19 GMT 2008

On Monday 18 February 2008, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> Leo Savernik wrote:
> >Am Montag, 18. Februar 2008 schrieb Thiago Macieira:
> >> > You are right: Decibel is using de.basyskom in its D-Bus names. I
> >> > did not want to intrude into the KDE namespace without permission,
> >> > so I used ours instead. I asked on IRC a couple of times whether I
> >> > may use, but so far did not get a definite reply (yes, I
> >> > should have asked on the mailing lists).
> >>
> >> We have no official policy on using org.kde.* in D-Bus. We should have
> >> a registry of that and one that matches our DNS subdomains too.
> >
> >I'd say, if in doubt, use both. Does D-Bus support aliases?
> What do you mean by aliases?

He means registering under both names. Yes, this is certainly supported by D-Bus.
But do we need some kind of wire compatibility here? Are there released apps that rely on decibel already?
If not, then no need to pollute things with two names where one is enough.

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