[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Gtk2hs-devel] announce: (preliminary) dbus haskell bindings

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jul 17 20:31:25 EDT 2006

That's great Evan!

I had actually been hoping that we'd get a student to do D-Bus bindings
for a Google Summer of Code project. Sadly we didn't get quite enough
places assigned for a D-Bus project to make it into our list.

I would be happy to include D-Bus bindings with Gtk2Hs as it's generally
been our intention to increase our coverage of the Gnome platform (while
of course preserving cross-platform support for the cross-platform
components like Gtk+, glade etc).

I've not looked carefully at the API yet but one suggestion I'd make
would be to put it under the System namespace, ie System.DBus

I see you're binding to the low level C API, I figured that'd be the
best approach.


On Tue, 2006-07-18 at 09:04 +0900, Evan Martin wrote:
> "D-Bus is a message bus system, a simple way for applications to talk
> to one another." [1]
> It's particularly popular on free software desktops (Gnome, KDE).
> HDBus wraps the DBus APIs so your Haskell code can broadcast messages
> and make calls to services.  For example, on my recent Ubuntu system,
> these bindings are sufficient to pop up balloon-tip-style
> notifications via a daemon I wasn't previously aware of.
> Very preliminary code, so please let me know if you find it useful.
> (Also, I don't know where it's appropriate to announce this, so please
> direct me to other mailing lists.)
> Home page: http://neugierig.org/software/hdbus/
> Haddock: http://neugierig.org/software/hdbus/doc/
> Repository browser:
> http://neugierig.org/software/darcs/browse/?r=hdbus;a=summary
> [1] http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/dbus
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