Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Tue May 31 16:49:16 BST 2011

On Tuesday, May 31, 2011 11:58:42 Esben Mose Hansen wrote:
> Now, since we are discussing this, I can put my question to the crowd:
> Does this sound like a dataengine with two plasmoids to you? Or should
> it be a service that communicates over dbus?

i think the division of labour as you outlined makes perfect sense.

making it a plasmoid (or two ..) would be brilliant. but you'd expect me to 
say that, right? :)

whether to make it a dataengine or a dbus service living in kded (or wherever) 
probably comes down to whether or not there is a hard requirement on there 
being only _one_ place where this data is collected.

until we have Out-of-process (OOP) DataEngines (which is planned, and might 
even come in libplasma2), DataEngines are in-process, which means a DataEngine 
would need to collect the data itself and that would be replicated in each 
process that uses that. with OOP DataEngines this becomes a non-issue.

Aaron J. Seigo
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