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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.

It comes with several bindings, including GLib, Python, Qt and Java.

The daemon can be found in the dbus package.

Package version:1.2.1-5+lenny2


Sections in this file describe:
 - introduction and overview
 - low-level vs. high-level API
 - version numbers
 - options to the configure script
 - ABI stability policy


D-Bus is a simple system for interprocess communication and coordination.

The "and coordination" part is important; D-Bus provides a bus daemon that does things like:
 - notify applications when other apps exi


D-Bus 1.2.1 (04 April)
- Due to issues putting the re-licensing effort on hold indefinitely, it has 
  been decided to move to 1.2.x versioning scheme.  Being that 1.1.20 is 
  considered to also be 1.2.0 and this being the second release in the 1.2.x 
  stable series we have versioned this release 1.2.1. This release contains a 
  number of bug fixes identified after 1.1.20.
- compiles under s


dbus (1.2.1-5+lenny2) stable-security; urgency=high

  * Non-maintainer upload by the Security Team.
  * Backport upstream patch to fix a possible call stack overflow and thus
    denial of service, when processing messages with excessive nested variants.
    This fix restricts the nesting level to 64 (52-CVE-2010-4352.patch).

 -- Nico Golde <>  Sat, 15 Jan 2011 14:54:45 +0000



2008-04-04  John (J5) Palmieri <>

	* Released 1.2.1

2008-04-03  John (J5) Palmieri


Olivier Andrieu <>
Jonas B <>
Waldo Bastian <bastian@kd


This package was debianized by Colin Walters <> on
Thu,  6 Mar 2003 18:01:37 -0500

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