Bustle 0.3.1 provides 50% of your daily allowance of D-Bus message bodies

It’s a cold evening here in Cambridge, but I’m being kept warm at Collabora Towers, sipping a revitalizing mug of fresh applicative functor soup.

A mere five months after I demoed its features at the Desktop Summit in Berlin, here’s Bustle 0.3.1. Whereas previous versions of Bustle only recorded and showed you the names, senders and destinations of D-Bus messages, this version also records and shows you the contents of the messages.

Screenshot of Bustle 0.3.1

The statistics page also takes advantage of this new information: you can now get statistics about the sizes of messages in the log. Grab your copy today from the usual location. Beside the source, I’ve also uploaded a 64-bit binary tarball to save you some compilation time. Give me a shout if you have trouble with it. 32-bit version to follow when I get my chroots straightened out.

I have good news and bad news. Good news: here’s a 32-bit binary tarball. Bad news: seems like Debian and Fedora have differently-sonamed libpcaps. Why is distributing software so tedious?


#1 Ross Burton on 01.09.12 at 8:31 pm


#2 Danielle on 01.10.12 at 5:06 am


#3 Marco Barisione on 01.10.12 at 10:55 am

#4 Scott Tsai on 01.15.12 at 3:11 pm

> Why is distributing software so tedious?

Bundle libpcap in your Linux binary releases.
Mozilla even bundles the supposedly ABI stable NSPR and NSS libraries in their precompiled Firefox downloads.

#5 Will Thompson on 01.15.12 at 5:25 pm

Scott: that seems like the least bad option, which I’ll use for 0.3.2. Cheers :)