Hey, if you want I can share PKGBUILDs for VLC, smplayer and also gtk3 without dbus for Hyperbola 0.3. They can all be used without dbus, but especially smplayer has some trouble. Also Gimp has to be compiled again! When graphicsmagick is used there are problems with Inkscape, again another recompile for the package and application.
This shows how many dependencies towards dbus are implemented in fact, not by Hyperbola itself but generic throughout the projects.
The feeling about "no dbus" is interesting: Also possible here to recompile gtk3 first, afterwards removing dependencies and therefore dbus itself. Not forgetting to ignore the packages afterwards: dbus, libdbus, avahi, pulseaudio. Absolutely possible and working, depending on the own workflow.
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