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authorTor Lillqvist <tml@iki.fi>2009-10-21 21:07:31 +0300
committerRalf Habacker <ralf.habacker@freenet.de>2009-12-01 09:20:28 +0100
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-----------------------------------------
-Windows port of the freedesktop.org D-Bus
-----------------------------------------
-
-Requirements
-------------
-- cmake version >= 2.4.4 see http://www.cmake.org
-- installed libxml2 or libexpat from http://82.149.170.66/kde-windows/win32libs
-
-Build
------
-
-unix
-1. install cmake and libxml or libexpat
-2. get dbus sources
-3. mkdir dbus-build
-4. cd dbus-build
-5. cmake <dbus-src-root>/cmake or cmake -DDBUS_USE_EXPAT=on <dbus-src-root>/cmake in case libexpat should de used
-5. make
-6. make install
-
-win32
-1. Install your prefered compiler
- - Mingw from www.mingw.org
- - Visual C++ 2005 Express/Studio
-
-2. Install libxml2 or libexpat packages from
- http://82.149.170.66/kde-windows/win32libs
- into a subdir win32libs in your program installation eg
- - german => "c:\Programme\win32libs"
- - english => "c:\Program Files\win32libs"
-
-3. download and install the most recent CMake version from http://www.cmake.org/files/
-
-4. apply dbus-win.patch: 'patch -p0 -i dbus-win.patch'
-
-5. open command shell and run in the created build folder which resides side by side
- to the D-Bus sources:
- - for mingw:
- cmake -G "MinGW Makefiles" <options> ..\<dbus-source-root>\cmake
- - for Visual C++
- cmake ..\<dbus-source-root>\cmake
-
-7. build
-
-
-Tests
------
-(when build with the Visual C++ IDE the *.exe files are
-in the bin/Debug and bin/Release folder)
-
- - dbus library check
- bin\dbus-test.exe .\test\data
-
- - bus daemon check
- bin\bus-test.exe .\test\data
-
- - check available names
- bin\test_names.exe
-
- - check if dbus-daemon is accessable
- bin\dbus-send.exe --session --type=method_call --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.DBus / org.freedesktop.DBus.ListNames method return sender=org.freedesktop.DBus -> dest=:1.4 array [ string "org.freedesktop.DBus"string ":1.4"]
-
- - start dbus-daemon
- * set DBUS_VERBOSE=0 (=1 for getting debug infos)
- * start bin\dbus-daemon --session
- * bin\dbus-send.exe --dest=org.freedesktop.DBus --print-reply --type=method_call / org.freedesktop.DBus.StartServiceByName string:org.freedesktop.DBus.TestSuiteEchoService uint32:455 method return sender=org.freedesktop.DBus -> dest=:1.8 uint32 2
-
-
-
-Some build options
--------------
- key description default value
- --- ----------- -------------
-DBUS_USE_EXPAT "Use expat (== ON) or libxml2 (==OFF) OFF
-DBUS_DISABLE_ASSERTS "Disable assertion checking" OFF
-DBUS_BUILD_TESTS "enable unit test code" ON
-DBUS_ENABLE_ANSI "enable -ansi -pedantic gcc flags" OFF
-DBUS_ENABLE_GCOV "compile with coverage profiling
- instrumentation (gcc only)" OFF
-DBUS_ENABLE_VERBOSE_MODE "support verbose debug mode" ON
-DBUS_DISABLE_CHECKS "Disable public API sanity checking" OFF
-DBUS_INSTALL_SYSTEM_LIBS "install required system libraries
- (mingw: libxml2, libiconv, mingw10)" OFF
-CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE "build type (== debug) or (== release) release
-
-
-
-Developers
-----------
-
-Running the tests in Visual Studio:
-
- To successfully run the tests by the IDE you must add
- the FULL patch to test\data in your build directory
- (e.g. c:\dbus\build\test\data)
- in something like
- -> Project Settings
- -> Debugging
- -> Command line arguments
-
-
-
-FAQ
----
-
-- How much work remains till DBUS win32 can be merged with the main project?
-
-There are some patches outstanding and the most effort is required in
-discussions with the main dbus team how to implement some parts. One of
-the main dbus team estimated the open work to one fulltime week.
-http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/dbus/2006-November/006264.html
-
-I assume they will answer ALL your questions, and they are very
-interested in fully supporting win32.
-
-- How far is WinDBus from being usable for production ?
-dbus comes with a test suite which is used on unix to guarantate
-production quality and this test suite runs mostly. There are some
-test not running and we need help to get them running.
-
-In the pratice I and some other people are using dbus for at least more
-than a half year in conjunction with kde on windows without any problems.
-
-
-- On UNIX D-Bus uses UNIX sockets to communicate (correct me if I'm wrong).
- What is used on Windows ?
-
-tcp sockets, there are some efforts to get named pipe running, but some
-design problems of the win32 api, we are not able to solve without
-bigger changes to the dbus code base let us stop this effort.
-
-
-- Do you have any clue if dbus-win32 can run in a Windows CE environment?
-
-I was told that windows ce does not have posix function
-open/close/select/... and dbus code uses such function in some area.
-
-
-- Do you know if the C++ binding made by OpenWengo will be easily portable to Windows?
-
-We have already ported the OpenWengo dbus-c++ binding, see in WinDBus svn (http://sf.net/projects/windbus)
-The related test applicationa are running well.
-
-
-TODO
-----
-
-February 2007:
-
-- all changes of dbus-win.patch should become part of the official D-Bus code
-
-- all code currently disabled by DBUS_WIN_FIXME should work
-
-- clean up:
- * bus/bus-service-win.c
- * bus/dir-watch.c
- * dbus/dbus-spawn-win.c
- * dbus/dbus-sysdeps-util-win.c
- * dbus/dbus-sysdeps-win.c
-
-
-see also:
-http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/dbus/2006-July/005076.html