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Application messaging is a great idea. Desktop buses are useful.

DBus as an implementation of messaging largely sucks. It uses an ad hoc protocol, there's little security, the C library implementation of it is a big mess, the socket interferes with remote X, introspection doesn't really work, and it uses far too much XML.

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