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-*- Mode: Outline -*-
This library aims to be an implementation of the D-BUS specification.
* Introduction
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* Development resources
The official source code repository of this project is managed in
git. To get a copy of the recent development tree, visit:
There is currently no fancy project page, bug tracker or
whatever. Please coordinate your effort with js at alien8 dot de or
use github's communication methods to reach me.
* Setting up a D-Bus server to play with
Verbose mode is disabled in production builds of dbus, so you need to
compile your own dbus-daemon. Grab the source and build it with
verbose mode enabled via something like:
git clone git://
cd dbus ; sh
./configure --enable-verbose-mode --enable-asserts --prefix=$HOME/local
make && make install
Now you can start it via:
DBUS_VERBOSE=1 ~/local/bin/dbus-daemon --session --print-address
It prints a lot of debug chatter. Near the end is the session address,
which looks something like:
Pass this string to DBUS-CONNECT.
* Some notes
** Implementation-specific code
An effort has been made to include no implementation-specific code,
but to rely on various wrapper libraries. This increases the amount of
dependencies somewhat, but frees CL-DBUS from a lot of clutter.
** Endianness
Due to simplicity I plan only to support host endianness for outgoing
messages, i.e. every message we compose ourselves. Incoming messages
should be parsable regardless of their endianness.
* Information
The D-BUS spec: