[PATCH] dbus: Making the peer's properties acessible separately

Reinette Chatre reinette.chatre at intel.com
Mon Feb 6 12:50:55 EST 2012


Hi Dan,

On Mon, 2012-02-06 at 09:40 -0600, Dan Williams wrote:
> If you want to maintain backwards compatibility, just break the
> properties out like your patch did, but *also* retain the 'Properties'
> property from the old code.  Thus it wouldn't break current users, but
> we'd take advantage of GetAll.

Can this perhaps be avoided? There has not been an official
wpa_supplicant release with P2P so I don't think backwards compatibility
is a major issue here. I think having two places in the D-Bus API with
the same properties available will introduce a lot of confusion. In
addition to the confusion, if we now proceed with an official release
with the two spots for properties the original somehow (any ideas?)
needs to be marked as deprecated (in the first release it is
available :) ) and hopefully removed at some point, otherwise it will
need to be carried forever, which I think will be unnecessary burden and
a potential source of inconsistencies.

Reinette




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