Subject: Re: gnome versus dbus?
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 04/17/2007 20:26:37
On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 02:21:42PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Joerg Sonnenberger <> writes:
> > On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 01:55:20PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> >> That makes sense, but it's unfortunate that just gnome-session is
> >> trouble; that's what many people have in .xsession
> >
> > It isn't. A random number of Gnome programs segfault when dbus is not
> > running already. It's a major PITA.
> I meant that since gnome-session is AFAIK the standard way to start
> gnome, that it should start up dbus correctly - a gnome user should not
> be aware that dbus even exists.  ORBit is/was like this - just worked.

The problem is that a Gnome application should not depend on the whole
Gnome to be running. I'm using ion for example and generally have no
need for things like Gnome. I like to us Evince as PDF viewer though.