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Re: Proof of concept: Shepherd + DBus = ♥

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Proof of concept: Shepherd + DBus = ♥
Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2023 18:28:45 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.2 (gnu/linux)


Liliana Marie Prikler <> skribis:


>> > If you were naughty and didn't do the magic dance, you get a rather
>> > unhelpful result instead.
>> > 
>> > $ herd getenv gnome PATH              
>> > 
>> > ;;; (reply #f "")
>> This is super cool and super useful.  Is there some way we could
>> achieve this (getenv/setenv in the GNOME Shell process) without
>> resorting to JS?
> Well, we could patch the Gnome Shell DBus API to expose getenv(s),
> setenv(ss) and unsetenv(s) – note the DBus method signature in
> brackets.  As far as I'm aware, there is currently no such public API.

Maybe it’s worth trying.  We could always submit that upstream.

>> Provided suitable Fibers integration, we could have services that
>> automatically start/stop based on some notification received on the
>> bus (devices plugged/unplugged, power or network condition changes,
>> etc.).
> Even better, we could (at some time) go full systemd and take control
> over all services spawned via DBus. 



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