Re: org.gnome.Application DBus Interface

(I don't know why I don't get Rodrigo's mail to my inbox, but whatever...)

> On 8/14/07, Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org> wrote:
> > >
> > > Actually what is a better solution here is to use a different interface,
> > > such as the common media player interface described here:
> > > <>. That way,
> > > making Rhythmbox "pause" becomes a case of calling
> > > (org.gnome.MediaPlayer).Pause() rather than
> > > (org.gnome.Application).InvokeAction("Pause")
> > >
> > yeah, might be better, but in this case you will end up with lots of
> > interfaces. Think when apps start doing heavy use of this, to
> > communicate with app A you need the A interface, the B interface for app
> > B, etc.

This is exactly what the DBus interface system is designed for.

If you want to communicate with an app in a GNOME Application generic
way, use the org.gnome.Application interface.

If you want to communicate with an app in a GNOME Media Player way, use
the org.gnome.MediaPlayer interface.

Same goes for any use case. If you give me some examples I can try to
clarify what I mean.

The only reason I want to use, e.g. InvokeURIAction("Play", URI) vs.
Play(URI) is that it makes implementation easier, and means we have a
clean namespace for the URI actions. (The other alternative for that
last point is to make *another* interface, say,

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