D-Bus API description to include dox?

Friedrich W. H. Kossebau kossebau at kde.org
Mon Mar 22 15:19:22 GMT 2010

Hi Will,

Lundi, le 22 mars 2010, à 15:44, Will Stephenson a écrit:
> On Monday 22 March 2010 13:36:58 Friedrich W. H. Kossebau wrote:
> > doing the KRemoteControl review I wonder why there is no API dox
> > considered for the D-Bus introspection, one has to guess the semantics of
> > all the methods and parameters.
> >
> > Should we extend the dtd to include that? Anyone with insider knowledge
> > how to get this best done? Can we at KDE at least start to do so, by
> > using comment sections (<!-- -->) in the api.xml file?
> One way to do it is used by telepathy and (after yours truly ported the
>  docu generation from telepathy) NetworkManager.  It uses namespaced xml
>  elements in the dbus introspection and some XSLT magic to transform that
>  into HTML documentation.  Examples:
> http://cgit.freedesktop.org/NetworkManager/NetworkManager/tree/docs/Makefil
> e.am
>  http://cgit.freedesktop.org/NetworkManager/NetworkManager/tree/introspecti
> on/nm- manager.xml

Nice. Something like this should be official for the D-Bus API spec. Has there 
been some discussion of that already?

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