For awhile now whenever a person wrote about DBus it was always up in the air how to spell it. Was it D-BUS, D-Bus, DBus, DBUS, d-bus or dbus? The original correct spelling as conceived by “oh my God it’s” Havoc Pennington, was D-BUS. Here is what he had to say when we caught up with the ever elusive Pennington:
The name D-BUS was essentially a joke; I seem to recall a lot of stupid puns being exchanged on IRC. (e.g., you will notice we still have dbus/bus/driver.c…) Putting it in all caps made it more amusing perhaps.
The devs finally got together to put this burning question to rest. How do you spell d-bus? The overriding majority answered, “I really don’t care” and so after little thought on the subject it is time to announce that dbus will officialy be written as:
So it is, so it shall be written. [read this post in: ar de es fr it ja ko pt ru zh-CN ]