Udisks is a means of enumerating disk and storage devices on Linux platforms and performing various operations on them. This post describes the technology behind udisks, the history of udisks, how to monitor udisks events and some simple operations you can do using udisks.
Earlier this year I wrote a number of posts about monitoring and interacting with D-Bus using shell scripts. In this post I look at using Ruby to monitor and interact with D-Bus enabled applications.
Monitoring D-Bus messages is important for both activation and debugging purposes. In this post I examine how to monitor and act on such messages using command line tools.
Tomboy is an open source GNOME desktop note-taking application which is written in C# and utilizing the Mono runtime, Gtk# and the GtkSpell spell-checker. The actual release of Tomboy which comes with Fedora 10 is version 0.12.0. This includes a comprehensive D-Bus interface which makes it possible to create, modify and display Tomcat notes from your shell scripts. This post provides an overview of the available D-Bus methods and includes a number of examples for you to experiment with. See my previous post on D-Bus scripting if you are unfamilar with the basic concepts of D-Bus scripting. First we will
D-Bus (Desktop Bus) is a low-latency, low-overhead, easy-to-use message bus technology which supports application launch and linking. It is primarly used on GNU/Linux desktops but has been ported to other platforms including Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X.  This post provides a quick overview of D-Bus concepts, some history, and some examples of how to use D-Bus in your shell scripts. Originally both the KDE and GNOME desktop projects used CORBA for inter-application communication. Over time however, for various reasons, KDE migrated from CORBA to Desktop Comunications Protocol (DCOP) and GNOME migrated to Bonono. This lead to the situation