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DesktopLinux: D-Bus 1.0 Offers Desktop Linux App Interoperability

Nov 16, 2006, 01:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"D-Bus 1.0 seems at the same time to be both such a simple and such an esoteric thing. On the one hand, it's simply another IPC (interprocess communication) system. On the other, it may prove as important for Linux desktop developers as ActiveX has been for Windows programmers.

"The importance of this first release of D-Bus from the FreeDesktop.org project is that D-Bus will go a long way toward improving interoperability between Linux desktop applications. D-Bus has already been adopted by the Portland Project for its forthcoming DAPI (Desktop Application Programming Interface)..."

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