Re: GUnique [Was: gnome-utils branched for GNOME 2.16]

On Sat, 2006-09-23 at 19:39 +0200, Marco Barisione wrote:
> Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > Is this API appropriate for GTK+ and adaptable for use with Windows
> > and OS X?
> OS X could use the bacon backend (that uses Unix domain sockets).
> On Windows AF_UNIX is not available, but Windows has named pipes that 
> are more similar to sockets than to Unix named pipes. However only the 
> client part of named pipes is supported on Windows 9x/Me.

Single instance applications on Windows NT/XP use the named mutex
pattern[1], to which we can provide a nice wrapper using GUnique I

I think we can use a platform-based approach:

  * D-Bus, Xlibs and bacon on *nix on a soft dependency basis;
  * bacon on OS X;
  * named mutex and bacon on win32.

> If we want to support Windows 9x/Me we could use mailslots[1] or  plain 
> sockets.

since GTK+ HEAD dropped support for 9x/ME, if GUnique is slated to be
integrated into GTK+ I think we can safely assume that 9x/ME are an
unsupported platform.




Emmanuele Bassi,  E: ebassi gmail com

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