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Manuel Pichler's Blog:
PHP_Depend jumps on the D-BUS
Nov 19, 2009 @ 13:46:17

Manuel Pichler has a new post today about a feature he's added into the PHP_Depend application that tracks the dependencies in your code - a bit of DBus magic.

Sometimes the parsing and analysis process of PHP_Depend can consume a lot of time to finish, so I always put the shell aside and do something different. Normally I take a look at the shell every few minutes to check if the process has finished, but it also happens that I totally forget that I have started a PHP_Depend process on my system. So I need something that says to me, "Hey, mapi PHP_Depend has finished its job...", and here comes D-BUS in the game.

With the help of the DBus extension, he made a way to have the PHP_Depend process send a message (in his case one similar to a Growl popup) when the dependency checking is done. You'll need the 0.9.0 branch to get the "notify-me" command line option to make it all work.

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