Commit a4397af9 authored by Michael Albinus's avatar Michael Albinus
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* dbus.texi (Signals): Precise `dbus-register-signal'.

(Errors and Events): Rework events part, the internal structure of
dbus-event has changed.
parent 35d5727c
2007-12-04 Michael Albinus <michael.albinus@gmx.de>
* dbus.texi (Signals): Precise `dbus-register-signal'.
(Errors and Events): Rework events part, the internal structure of
dbus-event has changed.
2007-12-03 Juanma Barranquero <lekktu@gmail.com>
* makefile.w32-in (INFO_TARGETS, DVI_TARGETS, clean): Add dbus.
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......@@ -157,9 +157,8 @@ string.
@defun dbus-get-name-owner bus service
For a given service, registered at D-Bus @var{bus} under the name
@var{service}, the unique name of the name owner is returned. The
result is a string, or @code{nil} when there exist no name owner of
@var{service}.
@var{service}, the unique name of the name owner is returned. The result is a
string, or @code{nil} when there exist no name owner of @var{service}.
@var{bus} must be either the symbol @code{:system} or the symbol
@code{:session}. @var{service} must be a known service name as
......@@ -438,10 +437,21 @@ D-Bus @var{bus}.
@var{bus} is either the symbol @code{:system} or the symbol
@code{:session}.
@var{service} is the D-Bus service name of the object the signal is
emitted from. @var{path} is the corresponding D-Bus object path,
@var{service} is registered at. @var{interface} is an interface
offered by @var{service}. It must provide @var{signal}.
@var{service} is the D-Bus service name used by the sending D-Bus
object. It can be either a known name or the unique name of the D-Bus
object sending the signal. In case of a unique name, signals won't be
received any longer once the object owning this unique name has
disappeared, and a new queued object has replaced it.
When @var{service} is @code{nil}, related signals from all D-Bus
objects shall be accepted.
@var{path} is the corresponding D-Bus object path, @var{service} is
registered at. It can also be @code{nil} if the path name of incoming
signals shall not be checked.
@var{interface} is an interface offered by @var{service}. It must
provide @var{signal}.
@var{handler} is a Lisp function to be called when the @var{signal} is
received. It must accept as arguments the output parameters
......@@ -452,11 +462,12 @@ received. It must accept as arguments the output parameters
(message "Device %s added" device))
(dbus-register-signal
:system "DeviceAdded" "org.freedesktop.Hal"
:system "DeviceAdded"
(dbus-get-name-owner :system "org.freedesktop.Hal")
"/org/freedesktop/Hal/Manager" "org.freedesktop.Hal.Manager"
'my-dbus-signal-handler)
@result{} :system.org.freedesktop.Hal.Manager.DeviceAdded
@result{} (:system "org.freedesktop.Hal.Manager" "DeviceAdded")
@end example
As we know from the inspection data of interface
......@@ -488,21 +499,23 @@ All errors raised by D-Bus are signaled with the error symbol
@code{condition-case} form. If possible, error messages from D-Bus
are appended to the @code{dbus-error}.
Incoming D-Bus messages are handled as Emacs event (see @pxref{Misc
Incoming D-Bus messages are handled as Emacs events (see @pxref{Misc
Events, , , elisp}). The generated event has this form:
@example
(dbus-event @var{symbol} @var{service} @var{path} &rest @var{args})
(dbus-event @var{handler} @var{bus} @var{service} @var{path} @var{interface} @var{member} &rest @var{args})
@end example
@var{symbol} is the interned Lisp symbol which has been generated
during signal registration (see @pxref{Signals}). Its function cell
is the argument @var{handler}, the callback function which was
provided by @code{dbus-register-signal}. When a @code{dbus-event}
event arrives, @var{handler} is called with @var{args} as arguments.
@var{handler} is the callback function which has been registered for
this signal (see @pxref{Signals}). When a @code{dbus-event} event
arrives, @var{handler} is called with @var{args} as arguments.
@var{bus} identifies the D-Bus the signal is coming from. It is
either the symbol @code{:system} or the symbol @code{:session}.
@var{service} and @var{path} are the unique name and the object path
of the D-Bus object emitting the signal.
of the D-Bus object emitting the signal. @var{interface} and
@var{member} denote the signal which has been sent.
In order to inspect the @code{dbus-event} data, you could extend the
definition of the callback function in @ref{Signals}:
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