[arch-dev-public] [RFC] preparing dbus for coexistence with kdbus

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Fri Dec 27 19:09:50 EST 2013

On Sun, Dec 1, 2013 at 7:05 PM, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
> Work on kdbus is nearing completion (of a first version at least) and
> it will soon be submitted upstream. We will also soon have a 'bridge'
> in systemd between the old libdbus and kdbus. This bridge will
> conflict with the old dbus daemon, but libdbus will still be around
> for a long time.
> All of this stuff is very much still under development, and the
> details are not clear yet. However, to make it simpler for Arch users
> to help out with the testing and development of kdbus and its systemd
> counterpart, I'd like to propose the following:
>  * split 'dbus' into 'dbus' and 'libdbus'
>  * make dbus depend on libdbus
>  * other packages will still depend on dbus, rather than libdbus directly.
> For the regular users, this should have no effect, but for people
> building and testing systemd/kdbus it means they can still stick with
> our stock libdbus rather than building their own. At some point in the
> future, I expect this will be beneficial to all, as we will likely
> drop the dbus and just keep libdbus around.
> Thoughts?



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