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A Python interface to D-BUS

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Overview
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Python-tdbus is a simple ("trivial") python interface for D-BUS. It builds
directly on top of libdbus and has no other dependencies. Some benefits of
python-tdbus with respect to the standard dbus-python [1]_ Python bindings:

* The code is extremely simple. Python-tdbus is < 2.000 lines of code (C and
Python), while dbus-python contains > 15.000 lines of code.
* Event loop integration is not required for sending and receiving signals (if
you can afford to block).
* Includes `gevent' [2]_ event loop integration.
* Event loop integration can be achieved in Python code rather than in C.
* Uses native Python types for method and signal arguments, driven by a simple
format string.
* Provides a more "correct" object model (IMHO) where there's separate
Dispatcher and Connection objects, instead of putting dispatching
functionality into the connection object.

Building and Installing
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$ python setup.py build
# python setup.py install

or using pip

$ pip install python-tdbus

Requirements
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Python-tdbus should work with Python 2.6 and later (Python 3.x included).

Comments and Suggestion
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Feel free to add an issue on the Github site for python-tdbus:

https://github.com/hmvp/python-tdbus

Documentation
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See the examples/ directory and "pydoc tdbus".

References
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.. [1] http://cgit.freedesktop.org/dbus/dbus-python/
.. [2] http://www.gevent.org/

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