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bonobo-context

bonobo-context — Extensible runtime service interface

Synopsis

Bonobo_Unknown      bonobo_context_get                  (const CORBA_char *context_name,
                                                         CORBA_Environment *opt_ev);
void                bonobo_context_add                  (const CORBA_char *context_name,
                                                         Bonobo_Unknown context);
BonoboObject *      bonobo_context_running_get          (void);
void                bonobo_running_context_auto_exit_unref
                                                        (BonoboObject *object);

Description

The bonobo-context code is designed to provide a way to expose CORBA contexts through a single C interface. This is so that language bindings can get away with wrapping a single function, and yet have access to the whole Bonobo service framework. Two examples of this are the MonikerContext and the RunningContext ( see Bonobo_Context.idl ).

Example 1. Getting and using the moniker context

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Bonobo_MonikerContext context;
Bonobo_Unknown        object;
context = bonobo_context_get ("Activation", NULL);
if (context == CORBA_OBJECT_NIL)
    g_error (_("Internal error, no activation context"));
object = Bonobo_MonikerContext_getObject (
    "file:/demo/a.jpeg", "Bonobo/Control", ev);
...


The list of contexts is open and may be expanded in the future, currently there are the following:

  • Activation - Bonobo/MonikerContext

  • Running - Bonobo/RunningContext

The running context is particularly useful for ensuring that server processes exit cleanly when all their objects and derived objects are dead. To do this we can simply do the following:

Example 2. How to get a factory to quit when it is idle

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static void
last_unref_exit_cb (gpointer      context,
            BonoboObject *factory)
{
        bonobo_object_unref (factory);
    gtk_main_quit ();
}
...
int main (int argc, char **argv)
{
    ...
    bonobo_running_context_ignore_object (BONOBO_OBJREF (object));
    gtk_signal_connect (GTK_OBJECT (bonobo_context_running_get ()),
                "last_unref", last_unref_exit_cb, factory);
    ...
    bonobo_main ();
}


Since this is a commonly used thing there is a helper to make this easier:

Example 3. How to get a factory to quit when it is idle


Details

bonobo_context_get ()

Bonobo_Unknown      bonobo_context_get                  (const CORBA_char *context_name,
                                                         CORBA_Environment *opt_ev);

The most useful context is named 'Activation' and returns the IDL:Bonobo/ActivationContext:1.0 interface.

context_name :

the name of the context

opt_ev :

optional Environment, or NULL

Returns :

a new reference to a global Bonobo context or CORBA_OBJECT_NIL

bonobo_context_add ()

void                bonobo_context_add                  (const CORBA_char *context_name,
                                                         Bonobo_Unknown context);

This function adds a new context to the context system

context_name :

the name to refer to the context by

context :

The Bonobo_Unknown; a ref. is taken on this.

bonobo_context_running_get ()

BonoboObject *      bonobo_context_running_get          (void);

Returns :


bonobo_running_context_auto_exit_unref ()

void                bonobo_running_context_auto_exit_unref
                                                        (BonoboObject *object);

object :

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