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D-BUS: a systemwide bus / IPC system

The link goes to a mes­sage by Hav­oc Pen­ning­ton de­scrib­ing D-BUS, a IPC tech­nol­o­gy be­ing de­vel­oped for use in Red Hat, and per­haps as a fu­ture (think 18 month­s) re­place­ment for DCOP and maybe Bonobo's IPC mech­a­nis­m.

Sounds nice, at least what I can un­der­stand of the spec­s, and adopt­ing it should­n't cause any big trau­ma on the KDE side, since our DCOP class­es are au­to­gen­er­at­ed by macros any­way. Hope­ful­ly, it may even be source com­pat­i­ble.

Lots more in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing the specs and an in­ter­est­ing take on KDE-G­NOME co­op­er­a­tion by Miguel de Icaza if you fol­low the links a lit­tle.

Simple KDE Trick #1

This is the first ar­ti­cle in what will hope­ful­ly will be­come a se­ries ex­plain­ing how a lit­tle cre­ativ­i­ty can en­rich the KDE desk­top ex­pe­ri­ence, maybe us­ing a not-very-pop­u­lar fea­ture.

This time, I ex­plain how to make lis­ten­ing to In­ter­net ra­dio a more pleas­ant ex­pe­ri­ence, us­ing quick­brows­er but­ton­s.

KDE 3.1 vs. GNOME 2.2: How GNOME became LAME

Pre­pare for a flame­fest of mod­er­ate pro­por­tion­s, cour­tesy of Lin­ux­World.

If Nick Pe­tre­ley had writ­ten this ar­ti­cle, say, two years ago, it would have gen­er­at­ed enough heat to pop all the corn in Mex­i­co, though.

Spe­cial iron­ic de­mer­its for the use of a forced acro­nym as mech­a­nism for crit­i­cis­m.

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