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

Flávio Ceolin flavio.ceolin at profusion.mobi
Mon Feb 6 14:03:37 EST 2012

Hi  Reinette

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM, Reinette Chatre
<reinette.chatre at intel.com> wrote:
> 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

That's exactly what I think. As we don't have an official release, it seems to
be an error this kind of inconsistency.

Flávio Ceolin

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