Fwd: User bus conclusion

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Wed Nov 10 10:51:36 GMT 2010

On Wednesday, 2010-11-10, Till Adam wrote:
> On Wednesday 10 November 2010 00:46:08 David Faure wrote:
> > On Wednesday 10 November 2010, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> > > So I have to ask again: do we allow or support multiple logins of the
> > > same user, on the same machine (same $HOME)?
> > 
> > But yeah, using kmail from two logins at the same time would be a very
> > bad idea -- so it actually uses a lock file to prevent that.
> Actually, with the Akonadi based kmail, it no longer needs to be a
> singleton and in fact isn't anymore, afaik. There is a per user Akonadi
> server, and you can connect to it from as many clients, graphical or
> otherwise, as you wish.

In theory.
When you have a second D-Bus sessiom bus, running an Akonadi application will 
attempt to start Akonadi for that bus, which will fail because the database is 
already being used the Akonadi on the first session bus.

A user bus would allow Akonadi to be shared between user sessions.


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