[Development] [Qt-creator] [OS X] Dock icon progress widget

René J. V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Sat Jun 25 20:59:51 CEST 2016

Thiago Macieira wrote:

> On sexta-feira, 24 de junho de 2016 18:12:25 PDT René J.  V. Bertin wrote:
>> The remark above did make me wonder if QtDBus couldn't use a
>> platform-native  backend transparently. It seems unlikely (just as you
>> probably cannot replace dbus itself by something that isn't ... dbus) but
>> it cannot hurt to ask :)
> What do you mean by that? What is a "platform-native backend"? 

Something that uses the platform's native desktop bus, as far as something like 
that exists.

> How would it be used transparently?

If 2 applications communicate via QtDBus calls it doesn't really matter what 
QtDBus does, it hides the implementation details. Instead of a daemon there 
could be an angel that handles the communication ;)

> And more importantly, what is any of that different than
> what QtDBus does right now?

Well, that's the main point, isn't it. Replacing dbus by something that does the 
same thing almost the same way only in order to avoid using dbus doesn't make a 
lot of sense.

I wasn't wondering aloud how we could do something completely different, but 
rather what could be improved to make dbus a true cross-platform daemon-based 
desktop bus service that cannot be accused of being a fish out of the water.


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