Get on the D-BUS
D-BUS is a powerful yet simple IPC system that will improve, with luck, the integration and functionality of Linux systems. Users are encouraged to investigate new D-BUS utilizing applications. With this article in hand, D-BUS shouldn't be a scary new dependency, but a shining new feature. The on-line Resources list some interesting applications that use D-BUS. Developers are encouraged to investigate implementing D-BUS support in their applications. There are also some Web sites that provide more information on using D-BUS. Of course, the best reference is existing code, and thankfully there is plenty of that.
Resources for this article: www.linuxjournal.com/article/7926.
Robert Love is a kernel hacker in Novell's Ximian Group and is the author of Linux Kernel Development. Robert is heavily involved in both the Linux kernel and GNOME communities. He holds degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Florida, and he enjoys photography.
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