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dbus-server.h File Reference

Purple DBUS Server. More...

#include "dbus-purple.h"
#include "value.h"
#include "dbus-bindings.h"
#include "dbus-types.h"

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Data Structures

struct  _PurpleDBusType


#define PURPLE_DBUS_TYPE(type)   (&PURPLE_DBUS_TYPE_##type)
#define PURPLE_DBUS_DECLARE_TYPE(type)    extern PurpleDBusType PURPLE_DBUS_TYPE_##type;
#define PURPLE_DBUS_DEFINE_TYPE(type)    PurpleDBusType PURPLE_DBUS_TYPE_##type = { NULL };
#define PURPLE_DBUS_DEFINE_INHERITING_TYPE(type, parent)    PurpleDBusType PURPLE_DBUS_TYPE_##type = { PURPLE_DBUS_TYPE(parent) };
 Macro DBUS_EXPORT expands to nothing. More...


typedef typedefG_BEGIN_DECLS struct _PurpleDBusType PurpleDBusType
 Types of pointers are identified by the ADDRESS of a PurpleDbusType object. More...


void purple_dbus_init_ids (void)
 Initializes purple dbus pointer registration engine. More...
void purple_dbus_register_pointer (gpointer node, PurpleDBusType *type)
 Registers a typed pointer. More...
void purple_dbus_unregister_pointer (gpointer node)
 Unregisters a pointer previously registered with purple_dbus_register_pointer. More...
void purple_dbus_signal_emit_purple (const char *name, int num_values, PurpleValue **values, va_list vargs)
 Emits a dbus signal. More...
const char * purple_dbus_get_init_error (void)
 Returns whether Purple's D-BUS subsystem is up and running. More...
void * purple_dbus_get_handle (void)
 Returns the dbus subsystem handle. More...
gboolean purple_dbus_is_owner (void)
 Determines whether this instance owns the DBus service name. More...
void purple_dbus_init (void)
 Starts Purple's D-BUS server. More...
void purple_dbus_uninit (void)
 Uninitializes Purple's D-BUS server.

Detailed Description

Purple DBUS Server.

See also
DBus Server Signals

Definition in file dbus-server.h.

Macro Definition Documentation



Macro DBUS_EXPORT expands to nothing.

It is used to indicate to the script that the given function should be available to other applications through DBUS. If is run without the "--export-only" option, this prefix is ignored.

Definition at line 203 of file dbus-server.h.


if (purple_dbus_get_init_error() != NULL) \
{ \
gchar *title; \
title = g_strdup_printf("Unable to Load %s Plugin", plugin->info->name); \
purple_notify_error(NULL, title, \
_("Purple's D-BUS server is not running for the reason listed below"), \
g_free(title); \
return FALSE; \
const char * purple_dbus_get_init_error(void)
Returns whether Purple's D-BUS subsystem is up and running.

Definition at line 80 of file dbus-server.h.

Typedef Documentation

◆ PurpleDBusType

typedef typedefG_BEGIN_DECLS struct _PurpleDBusType PurpleDBusType

Types of pointers are identified by the ADDRESS of a PurpleDbusType object.

This way, plugins can easily access types defined in purple proper as well as introduce their own types that will not conflict with those introduced by other plugins.

The structure PurpleDbusType has only one element (PurpleDBusType::parent), a contains a pointer to the parent type, or NULL if the type has no parent. Parent means the same as the base class in object oriented programming.

Definition at line 34 of file dbus-server.h.

Function Documentation

◆ purple_dbus_get_handle()

void* purple_dbus_get_handle ( void  )

Returns the dbus subsystem handle.

The dbus subsystem handle.

◆ purple_dbus_get_init_error()

const char* purple_dbus_get_init_error ( void  )

Returns whether Purple's D-BUS subsystem is up and running.

If it's NOT running then purple_dbus_dispatch_init() failed for some reason, and a message should have been purple_debug_error()'ed.

Purple plugins that use D-BUS should use the PURPLE_DBUS_RETURN_FALSE_IF_DISABLED macro to short-circuit initialization if Purple's D-BUS subsystem is not running.

If the D-BUS subsystem started with no problems then this will return NULL and everything will be hunky dory. If there was an error initializing the D-BUS subsystem then this will return an error message explaining why.

◆ purple_dbus_init()

void purple_dbus_init ( void  )

Starts Purple's D-BUS server.

It is responsible for handling DBUS requests from other applications.

◆ purple_dbus_init_ids()

void purple_dbus_init_ids ( void  )

Initializes purple dbus pointer registration engine.

Remote dbus applications need a way of addressing objects exposed by purple to the outside world. In purple itself, these objects (such as PurpleBuddy and company) are identified by pointers. The purple dbus pointer registration engine converts pointers to handles and back.

In order for an object to participate in the scheme, it must register itself and its type with the engine. This registration allocates an integer id which can be resolved to the pointer and back.

Handles are not persistent. They are reissued every time purple is started. This is not good; external applications that use purple should work even whether purple was restarted in the middle of the interaction.

Pointer registration is only a temporary solution. When PurpleBuddy and similar structures have been converted into gobjects, this registration will be done automatically by objects themselves.

By the way, this kind of object-handle translation should be so common that there must be a library (maybe even glib) that implements it. I feel a bit like reinventing the wheel here.

◆ purple_dbus_is_owner()

gboolean purple_dbus_is_owner ( void  )

Determines whether this instance owns the DBus service name.


◆ purple_dbus_register_pointer()

void purple_dbus_register_pointer ( gpointer  node,
PurpleDBusType type 

Registers a typed pointer.

nodeThe pointer to register.
typeType of that pointer.

◆ purple_dbus_signal_emit_purple()

void purple_dbus_signal_emit_purple ( const char *  name,
int  num_values,
PurpleValue **  values,
va_list  vargs 

Emits a dbus signal.

nameThe name of the signal ("bla-bla-blaa")
num_valuesThe number of parameters.
valuesArray of pointers to PurpleValue objects representing the types of the parameters.
vargsA va_list containing the actual parameters.

◆ purple_dbus_unregister_pointer()

void purple_dbus_unregister_pointer ( gpointer  node)

Unregisters a pointer previously registered with purple_dbus_register_pointer.

nodeThe pointer to register.