Re: org.gnome.Application DBus Interface

On Thu, 2007-08-16 at 15:07 +0200, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
> We are talking about providing an easy way
> for apps to call actions on other apps, right? For complex interfaces,
> you need a proper DBus interface, but what if my app just has a
> DoWhatever action? Should I create a new DBus interface just for that?
> Should apps willing to use my DoWhatever action get the interface's
> introspection files, generate bindings for that, and use a new,
> specific
> object just for calling that method? And what about apps that use lots
> of apps' interfaces (Atomato, for instance, which is what I would like
> this for), should those use dozens of introspection files, generate
> dozens of bindings just for using 1 or 2 methods on each app?
> If we go that way, nobody would want to use my DoWhatever action,
> because we would be making a very simple task ("call an action on this
> app") a PITA for the developer.

I feel that simple namespace will soon get cluttered, with lots of
DoWhatever actions thrown together, and then they will need a way to
differentiate. But that's pure speculation.


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