Commit 138e17cc authored by Havoc Pennington's avatar Havoc Pennington

add a couple of notes about libdbus vs. bindings

parent 7cb72cf5
......@@ -5,6 +5,14 @@ See also the file HACKING for notes of interest to developers working on D-BUS.
See http://www.freedesktop.org/software/dbus/ for lots of documentation,
mailing lists, etc.
Note
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A core concept of the D-BUS implementation is that "libdbus" is
intended to be a low-level API, similar to Xlib. Most programmers are
intended to use the bindings to GLib, Qt, Python, Mono, Java, or
whatever. These bindings have varying levels of completeness.
Configuration flags
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......@@ -50,7 +50,9 @@
application frameworks. For example, libdbus-glib and
libdbus-qt. There are also bindings to languages such as
Python. These wrapper libraries are the API most people should use,
as they simplify the details of D-BUS programming.
as they simplify the details of D-BUS programming. libdbus is
intended to be a low-level backend for the higher level bindings.
Much of the libdbus API is only useful for binding implementation.
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