[Nepomuk] Activities protocol

Sebastian Trüg trueg at kde.org
Thu Jul 15 11:45:51 CEST 2010

On 07/15/2010 10:50 AM, Ivan Čukić wrote:
>> The advantage of a DBus API is simple: we could make it a freedesktop
>> standard and share interfaces with systems like Zeitgeit.
> Yes, that is my idea as well, but still, accessing the dbus api via a
> higher-layer class makes it easier to change the dbus api as needed
> (until it becomes fdo standard, and maybe even later) without changing
> every program that uses it.
> An example can be the recent addition of application /name/ to the
> parameters list when opening a document. *1*
> KActivity* (client) API remained the same while the d-bus interface was changed.
> The classes are like small wrappers which allow the dbus api to be
> minimal and change if needed while providing a nice experience for the
> developer (sine aKademy, I'm practicing my marketing-speak :) )
> Cheerio
> *1* The d-bus api can't be expected to be stable at this point in
> development, and we need to start patching apps to support activities
> now

Of course there should be a wrapper class in kdelibs.
But IMHO it should not be in the activity set of classes since it has
nothing to do with activities. The currently opened and saved documents
are of interest even without activities, right?


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