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Re: D-BUS, anyone?

From: Marcin Jessa <lists@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2005 09:22:47 +0100

On 05 Dec 2005 07:33:48 GMT
Rahul Siddharthan <rsidd@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> walt wrote:
> >DragonFly is known for its messaging infrastructure, so this
> >seems like a good place to ask about D-BUS:
> >
> >http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/dbus
> >
> >D-BUS is strictly userland, AFAIK.  I've suddenly started seeing
> >dbus processes running in the background on linux and NetBSD, so
> >developers in mainstream projects are beginning to use it.
> >
> >Anyone know about it, or have any thoughts to share?
> I've been very impressed with linux lately: I installed ubuntu 5.10
> on my wife's laptop, and if you insert a CD or a memory stick or
> a digital camera or whatever, it "just works" -- an icon pops up on 
> the desktop and you can look at the contents, drag and drop etc
> (with either gnome or KDE).  This sort of thing is really needed for
> non-techie users, but even I find it pretty convenient.
> As I understand, it works with dbus and hal
>    http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/hal
> and hal, at least, requires kernel support: it seems to work only with
> linux kernel 2.6, not 2.4.
> In my opinion, the *only* thing holding linux back now is lack of
> support for some esoteric hardware and lack of the most popular
> windows software (eg, you can use gaim or kopete for instant
> messaging, but you really don't get all the bells and whistles that
> MSN or Yahoo messengers have).  In terms of intrinsic
> userfriendliness, something like Ubuntu is already there now -- far
> ahead of Windows actually.
> It would be nice to see the BSDs in the same state sometime.

We're working on DesktopBSD (desktopbsd.net) and there is a PCBSD as
And it would be nice to see more developer support helping out the
projects :)


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