DBus Language Bindings

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 14:39:48 PDT 2007

Dan Nicholson wrote:
> I'm not there yet on updating dbus, but I wanted to get some opinions
> as I look at the 1.0.2 package today. The language bindings have been
> split out into separate packages from the dbus core[1]. From the main
> dbus repo, there are dbus-{glib,python,java} packages. Qt4 ships with
> its dbus bindings, but there's also a backport of a separate package
> for Qt3 bindings. This brings up some issues/questions.
> 1. Should the packages have separate pages? dbus-glib has a lot of
> users in the gnome stack. dbus-python has some use through
> gnome-python, I think. They could all be listed on a single page as
> Additional Downloads, but it could get kind of hairy.
> 2. What about Qt? Main support comes from the Qt4 package, but we're
> on Qt3 right now. Updating to dbus-1.0.2 would mean going to qt4 or
> using the backport of the qt4 bindings here:
> http://people.freedesktop.org/~krake/dbus-1-qt3/
> I have no clue on that one. Bruce?
> --
> Dan
> [1] http://dbus.freedesktop.org/releases/

Well, we can't go to qt4 until kde4 is released. Are you saying that if
we build dbus-1.0.2, it will break an existing kde installation?  If so,
I think we should hold off updating dbus like we are qt4 and wait for kde4.
  -- Bruce

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