Standard DCOP interfaces

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Fri Jan 14 18:47:56 GMT 2005

On Friday 14 January 2005 19:35, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Friday 14 January 2005 10:08, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> > Coming to the point: is there a media player or audio player DCOP
> > interface shared between KDE's player applications and if there isn't,
> > would this be a good idea?
> there's something of a defacto one that's been manually added to each
> player. it supports both controlling the player and getting information
> from it. it would be nice if this was made generic so a media app could
> simply implement an interface and be done with it. consistency and
> developer burdone would probably be lessened.

One of the reasons I posted here was to get some attention of KDE developers 
for the ongoing discussion about that topic on the XDG list.
They are mostly speculating about implementation details, while KDE has a 
widely deployed message bus and real world experience on remote controlling 
application and application cooperation.

I already posted the API doc linsk for KIMIface and KIMProxy to the respective 
thread but IMHO some input from the developer who actually implemented it. 
Would be wise in order to get their knowledge into the specification, to make 
sure we don't have to rework a lot afterwards instead of having the 
specification mirror our current implementatio plus improvements.


Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at>
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User - German Unix/Linux programming forum - Qt programming forum

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