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Ruby D-Bus and Fedora 11

Earlier this year I wrote a number of posts about monitoring and interacting with D-Bus using shell scripts. In this post I use Ruby to monitor and interact with D-Bus enabled applications. If you are unfamiliar with D-Bus, a good starting point is this Freedesktop.org tutorial by the authors of the D-Bus specification. I used the standard out-of-the-box version of Ruby which comes with Fedora 11. $ ruby –version ruby 1.8.6 (2009-06-08 patchlevel 369) [x86_64-linux] Those readers who are familiar with Ruby will recognize that this version of Ruby is quite old by Ruby standards and is in maintenance mode

Scripting Tomboy

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