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Dbus Broker 17 Released – No Longer Depends On Glib, Better Isolation With Systemd


Red Hat’s systemd team who also work on BUS1 and D-Bus Broker announced a new version of Dbus-Broker to kick off 2019.

As we enter 2019, there still isn’t any sign that BUS1 will be merged this year as the successor to the original KDBUS plans for in-kernel inter-process communication. The BUS1 kernel module code only gets touched every few months and there’s been no review process recently that would suggest it may be trying to go mainline soon.

In the absence of BUS1 or a superior in-kernel IPC mechanism, Dbus-Broker continues to be worked on for a more high-performance D-Bus implementation that retains backwards compatibility. This D-Bus message broker complies with the D-Bus specification while working on better performance and reliability.

Today’s D-Bus Broker 17 release has changes that make it no longer depend upon the Glib library, compatibility launcher improvements, the systemd units when paired with recent versions of systemd will lead to more isolation to help fend off potential security issues, more verbose reporting on forced client disconnects, and other changes.

More details on dbus-broker-17 via GitHub.

IT Pros’ Happiness Depends Heavily on Co-Workers

Even if you’re well paid, it’s hard to be happy if you don’t get along with the people you work with. A study released today by Spiceworks bears this out. In surveying members of its professional network, the company found that good relationships with co-workers are more important than money when it comes to happiness on the job.

Sixty-one percent of 853 IT pros in the US and UK ranked co-worker relationships as the top driver for workplace happiness, according to Spiceworks’ 2017 Job Satisfaction Report. Annual pay and stress level came in second, cited by 53% of survey respondents.

Of course, that means that money still matters a great. As Spiceworks notes in its report, even though money alone can’t guarantee happiness, it definitely can help.

The survey also found that company size also plays a key role in whether an IT pro is contented at work. Sixty-six percent of IT pros working at small companies with less than 100 employees reported being happy, and 62% of those working at midsize organizations with 100 to 999 employees said they were content.

Fewer of those working for companies with more than 1,000 reported workplace satisfaction: 55%. They’re also more stressed out than IT pros working in SMBs: 39% of enterprise IT pros said they’re highly stressed compared to 30% of SMB IT pros.

A great working environment can offset poor pay, it seems. Spiceworks said its data indicates that IT pros working in SMBs are paid 8% less than their counterparts working in large companies. The study also showed that 43% of IT pros working at smaller companies believe they’re fairly paid compared to 54% at large enterprises.

Spiceworks also found that job title plays a key role in on-the-job happiness and stress levels. Seventy-percent of IT directors reported being happy in their jobs, compared to 64% of network administrators and 54% of IT managers.

At the same time, 54% of IT directors reported being highly stressed, compared to 44% of IT managers, 28% of network admins, and 21% of help desk technicians. Spiceworks interpreted the results as IT directors feeling their work is more rewarding because of their position of authority, which could offset the stress.

Other interesting findings in the study include that happy IT workers are nearly twice as likely to report living in an area they view as having a favorable job market, and about two-thirds are more likely to have co-workers they consider as tech-savvy. Other factors such as gender, marital status and full-time vs. part time work did not have measurable impact on workplace happiness, according to Spiceworks.

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