[Dev] D-Bus bindings for Crosswalk, Crosswalk extensions in Python

Von Dentz, Luiz luiz.von.dentz at intel.com
Fri Sep 12 13:04:36 GMT 2014

Hi Zoltan,

On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 3:05 PM, Kis, Zoltan <zoltan.kis at intel.com> wrote:
> This way one could prototype very fast and deploy apps/extensions and
> test user interest: if it's high enough, could do a native extension
> to make it somewhat faster (but I doubt it would be much faster, or
> better said, with less latency).
> Technically this will not be a significantly better solution than
> writing native extensions. Hosting Cloudeebus in the browser process
> will not work because security reasons (or need to include a security
> manager too which identifies and restricts apps). If we drop this,
> then 2 serializations need to be done anyway, one to/from D-Bus, and
> one to/from the JS shim. But indeed would result in somewhat less code
> to be written in certain/many extensions, and don't have to deal with
> mainloop integration issues since this one will be solved by the
> addition. So this would be very useful, ideal for prototyping, and
> even production in many cases, but cannot cover everything
> exclusively.

The security reasons have been state a few times already but no one
have explained, Patrick said the access control should work normally
as any other application so are this reasons still applicable?

> However, when we also need C/C++ API's (i.e. there can be native apps
> and equivalent web apps too), it is better to use them directly in the
> native extensions, and some developers may just want to use D-Bus from
> their native extension code since they are used with it and goes fast,
> or just use their native libraries for a given service.
> Best regards,
> Zoltan
> On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 12:13 PM, Patrick Ohly <patrick.ohly at intel.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, 2014-09-12 at 10:31 +0200, Jonatan Pålsson wrote:
>>> On 12 September 2014 10:14, Patrick
>>> Ohly <patrick.ohly at intel.com> wrote:
>>>         Cloudeebus [1] is able to connect JavaScript apps to the D-Bus
>>>         session
>>>         or service bus. It can generate JavaProxy proxy objects
>>>         automatically
>>>         based on D-Bus introspection, pretty much like python-dbus
>>>         does it.
>>> I think this sounds like a good approach. In the case of Media Manager
>>> it would have been even more beneficial if the introspection worked on
>>> the CommonAPI level.
>> I agree, this would have some benefits. But it will be both more work
>> (someone needs to write a Franca code generator for JavaScript/Crosswalk
>> that works with CommonAPI services) and has a bigger impact on Tizen
>> (can we use and ship the Franca tools in Tizen), so I'd like to defer
>> the discussion of that to some other time.
>> --
>> Best Regards, Patrick Ohly
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