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Re: [Duplicity-talk] Re: dbus patch

From: Dan Muresan
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] Re: dbus patch
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2008 08:12:33 +0200
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>> dbus; and when multiple processes will actually need to watch the same
>> duplicity, perhaps dbus will become indispensable :)
> You sound like you doubt the usefulness of such a thing.  :)  I could
> imagine at least one scenario in which it would be useful: a
> panel/notification-area applet that watches for duplicity processes
> from cron or my frontend and provides feedback/control on it.

Ah, you have the desktop perspective :) For me, the obvious
"notification areas" would be /var/log and mail sent from the Cron
daemon, and "control" tools would be "kill" and "vi" :)

I guess that could be interesting, though I see some problems: how could
an applet monitor a process that only runs sporadically? I suppose on
such an applet I would want to see the last time a backup was made. When
dupicity is NOT running, you would get nothing from dbus. Parsing a log
file would give you more persistent information, no?

You also mentioned a single applet; what would the second process be?

-- Dan

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