> Don't you mean, "What are the choices for those of us under D-BUS?"
Maybe you were just making a pun, but to me that comment is spot on. I'll probably get blasted for this, but I would have to say D-BUS did in fact mark a change in course ultimately bringing us to "controversial" desktops of today. I like many of the design objectives of D-BUS, and many of the programs that use it (gnome keyring for instance). Although there is a certain uneasy feeling one gets reading up it. Sort of like a precognition of an attacker about to jump out from an alleyway and stab their next victim. It's almost like, yeah that's it - software componentry.