D-BUS is a message bus, used for sending messages between applications. Conceptually, it fits somewhere in between raw sockets and CORBA in terms of complexity.
D-BUS supports broadcast messages, asynchronous messages (thus decreasing latency), authentication, and more. It is designed to be low-overhead; messages are sent using a binary protocol, not using XML. D-BUS also supports a method call mapping for its messages, but it is not required; this makes using the system quite simple.
Author: Havoc Pennington <hp [at] redhat [dot] com> etal.
Maintainer: Juergen "George" Sawinski <jsaw [at] gmx [dot] net>
Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).
Remark: Does not allow parallel builds.
Build time (on reference hardware): 80% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 3.29 MB, 147 files
Dependencies (build time detected): atk bash binutils bzip2 cairo cf coreutils diffutils expat findutils fontconfig freetype gawk gcc gettext glib glibc glitz gnome-libs14 gnue-common grep gtk+ gtk-sharp imake inputproto kbproto libice libpng libsm libx11 libxau libxcursor libxdmcp libxext libxfixes libxi libxinerama libxml libxrandr libxrender linux-header m4 make mktemp mono net-tools numpy pango pil pkgconfig pyrexc python renderproto sed sysfiles tar util-linux wxpython xproto zlib
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).