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Re: D-BUS versus GDOMAP (Was: D-BUS equivalent)

From: Nicolas Roard
Subject: Re: D-BUS versus GDOMAP (Was: D-BUS equivalent)
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 11:09:09 +0100

Le 29 août 04, à 19:49, Alex Perez a écrit :

Rogelio Serrano wrote:

is DO similar to d-bus? Or can we implement something like dbus using DO?
D-bus is basically "DO Done Right" (with a proper authentication mechanism and significantly more focus on security. I've suggested a few times in #GNUstep (and maybe here on the list as well, check the archives) that we replace gdomap with it, since it's a lot more secure, more generally accepted as "canonical", has a much larger userbase, is a Freedesktop.org spec/app, meaning that Those Other Desktops(tm) will eventually use it (and quite possibly Xorg itself at a future date (after 6.8 is released, for sure)

In any event, with alexm's default set, you do not need gdomap running for local-host DO (you only need it for inter-host DO) Personally I think that should be the default, but I'm relatively convinced that Richard Frith-McDonald would disagree with me on that point.

If anyone agrees that gdomap should be disabled by default (keeping in mind that functionality is not lost for intra-host DO, and only for inter-host DO) please voice your opinion on the matter here. IMHO, gdomap shouldn't be required to simply run a GNUstep app, since this creates problems with setup of the environment that cause potential converts to scurry into the underbrush before we can feed them the Kool-Aid.

I agree with you, gdomap should probably be disabled by default (as inter-host DO is quite particular case, unwanted by most users, and add security problems..). I don't know much about D-bus though :-) -- an implementation of DO using D-bus on linux could be nice. Is D-bus available on others systems than linux ?


Nicolas Roard
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