[maemo-developers] Check if application is run

From: Mika Yrjölä exploderi at gmail.com
Date: Thu Nov 8 11:14:28 EET 2007
On 11/7/07, Michael Stepanov <michael at stepanoff.org> wrote:
> On 11/7/07, Mika Yrjölä <exploderi at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 11/7/07, Michael Stepanov <michael at stepanoff.org> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I developed a simple Maemo application using its SDK which just run
> another
> > > SDL-based program with specified parameters. So, I'd like to catch the
> case
> > > when the SDL program crashed by some reason to run it again. What is the
> > > most efficient way to periodically check something in the Maemo SDK?
> >
> > If the launched program registers itself as a D-BUS service, other
> > applications can then monitor the service for events such as its
> > disappearance (also avoiding the need to check the status of the
> > application periodically).
> Sounds very attractive! But in what place I should call that check in the
> main program?

It's possible to setup the monitoring before or after launching the
other application. The following part of the D-BUS specification
describes a couple of useful methods and signals on the message bus,
which can be used for tracking the life of a service:


The implementation details depend on whether you will use the
low-level libdbus or some higher level bindings, though, so I realize
this is still rather abstract description of how to do it :)

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