is KDE's interprocess communication (IPC)/remote procedure call (RPC)
technology. DCOP provides a simple protocol with authentication over TCP/IP
or Unix domain sockets. Two new complementary tutorials on DCOP have just been made available
at the KDE developer site. The
one, written by Richard
Moore and entitled Creating a DCOP Interface, explains how to
add a DCOP interface to a simple KDE application, and illustrates how it can be
used. According to Richard, "Adding the interface is easy.
The example defines a number of methods of different types, and as you'll
see all these methods can be quickly used via DCOP." The
one, written by Olaf
Zanger and entitled Automation of KDE2,
introduces DCOP as an automation interface (e.g., using
scripts to access another application's DCOP interface). According to Olaf, the tutorial is useful to "learn
how to access features you used to tackle with your mouse or key-combinations
with your favourite scripting environment."