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Bustle 0.4.0 (2012-01-18)
The “let's hope my attention span lasts long enough” release.
You can now record D-Bus logs from within Bustle itself. No more faffing
around with command-line tools: just click **File → New**, and watch
the diagram being drawn as the messages trickle (or fly) in.
(If you want to capture logs from your embedded platform *du
jour*, don't fear: `bustle-pcap` is still provided as a standalone
program for your enjoyment.)
Bustle no longer [crashes when it encounters messages containing file
handles][crash-on-h]. (Those messages are now dropped; which is not
perfect, but is at least an improvement.)
Directed signals—signals with a specified destination, which are unusual
but do appear—are now shown differently to normal, undirected signals,
with an arrow pointing to the signal's recipient. Relatedly, the
monitors now [explicitly eavesdrop on messages][eavesdrop] when using
D-Bus 1.5.x, courtesy of Cosimo Alfarano.
Bustle 0.3.1 (2012-01-09)
The “How do I dress up as shared global mutable state?” release.
This release finally allows you to record complete D-Bus sessions,
including message bodies, and browse them in the user interface!
As a result, there is a new logger, `bustle-pcap`, which logs D-Bus
traffic to Pcap files; and Bustle itself now depends on the [pcap][] and
[dbus-core][] packages. Your old logs should still be loaded just fine,
but since they don't contain message body data, you won't be able to see
it in the UI.
Also, as of this release binary tarballs will be provided for those not
interested in compiling Bustle themselves.
Bustle 0.3.0
You can't prove anything.
Bustle 0.2.5 (2011-06-25)
The “Why go all the way to Glastonbury to not watch U2 when you can just
not turn on the BBC at any point this weekend to not watch them?”
This adds a sidebar with statistics about the log: namely, method call
and signal emission frequency, and total/mean times spent in method
calls. This code has mostly been sitting around unreleased since
November. Sorry, dear users!
Bustle 0.2.4 (2011-06-06)
The “I think I'm a panda” release. There's just a few bits and pieces of
clean-up along with a couple of bug fixes in this release. Hopefully
there will be more interesting stuff in the next release.
While we're here, Bustle's git repository has moved to,
and it now has a bug tracker there too. Browse the source at
<>; see open bugs at
<>; file new ones at
<>. Astonishing!
* The viewer is now much more tolerant of inconsistencies in log files.
(Thanks to Marco Barisione for the [bug report][fdo35297].)
* The linking order for bustle-dbus-monitor is fixed. (Thanks to Sergei
* Miscellaneous clean-up.
Bustle 0.2.3 (2010-10-29)
The “Will it be a scone? Or will it be a lecture in category theory?”
<div>[[!img bustle-0.2.3.png size="200x143" alt="screenshot of side-by-side session and system bus logs" class="floated screenshot"]]</div>
You can now show a session bus log and a system bus log side-by-side, with the
same time scale and with events interleaved as they happened. This might come
in useful for full-system profiling, or for frameworks where actions on one bus
lead to reactions on another.
Record the two logs as normal, by running something like:
> <kbd>% bustle-dbus-monitor --session \> session.bustle &<br/>
> % bustle-dbus-monitor --system \> system.bustle &</kbd>
Then go do whatever you want to profile. When you're done, kill the two
loggers. In Bustle, choose **File → Open a pair of logs…** to show them
side-by-side. You can save the diagram to a PDF as normal.
Bustle 0.2.2 (2010-06-29)
The “Shepherded” release.
* Suppress messages sent to the bus by bus name, rather than object
path. This prevents Bustle blowing up when (buggy) clients call
methods on / rather than on /org/freedesktop/DBus. (Thanks to
Guillaume Desmottes for reporting the issue.)
* Build against the re-namespaced Pango in Gtk2HS 0.11, and clean up a
tonne of warnings. I think I've kept backwards compatibility with old
enough Gtk2HSes and GHCs for this to work with the versions in Ubuntu
10.04 and other recent-but-not-futuristic distros, but haven't
actually tried it. Drop me a mail in the event of landing on water.
(Thanks to Chris Lamb for upstreaming this from Debian bug #587132.)
Bustle 0.2.1 (2009-12-02)
The “Going down where the Firefly goes” release.
* The handling of services with multiple well-known names has improved.
Whereas previously one name was (essentially) randomly-chosen, now
all names owned by a service are shown in the diagram.
* When a service falls off the bus, its column goes away to indicate
* Strings are now ellipsized if necessary.
* Method returns now include the object path and method name so you
don't have to look it up yourself.
* The UI is less spartan: you can open files, and launch it without
passing at least one filename as a command-line argument.
* The UI handles parse errors gracefully rather than, uhm, throwing an
exception and dying.
* bustle-dbus-monitor now has rudimentary cross-compilation support, by
respecting $CC and friends. (Marc Kleine-Budde)
* You can now kill the monitor immediately with ^C, rather than waiting
for another message to arrive. (Lennart Poettering, from a patch for
* While your old logs should continue to work with the new viewer, the
reverse is not true: the changes to name handling required modifying
the log format.
Bustle 0.2.0 (2009-04-03)
The "new monkey makes me sad :-(" release.
* Add a menu item to save a PDF of the diagram.
* Show the elapsed time between a method call and its return.
* Add new tools to count method calls and signals, sum the total time
spent per method call, and generate .dot graphs (Dafydd Harries).
* Don't crash on empty logs, or logs containing calls on interface
* Compile with new Gtk2HS and GHC 6.10 (Chris Lamb).
Bustle 0.1 (2008-11-13)
Initial release.
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