[Pipet Devel] summary for web

Brad Chapman chapmanb at arches.uga.edu
Fri Apr 7 07:16:20 EDT 2000

Jeff wrote:
> Then the DL really does 2 things: (1) communicates between front and 
BL, and
> (2) communicates between different instances of BLs across the 
> Correct?
> Should the DL be split into 2 parts then?

What do you mean by this? My plan was that the dl should be split into 
two parts programmatically (ie. two different servers with APIs). I 
think the two different objects will need to interoperate quite a bit, 
and haven't though about separating them formally with corba or 
> Better support for multithreading is something the ORBit developers 
> working on?

You're asking me about gnome development? :-) I looked through the 
gnome-devel archives and didn't seem much mention of orbit development 
(there is an orbit list but I couldn't find an archive for it). From 
my rough estimation, it seems like orbit isn't under continual 
development by anyone, but is enhanced when a general need for 
enhancement arises in gnome. Threading issues are on the out of date 
(the developers' words, not mine) todo list in cvs, but I have no 
concept of when this might be addressed (probably as soon as someone 
wants it bad enough to hack on it). I don't see any mention of 
implementing a trading service, and I kind of doubt this is on many 
people's mind since I think this is what gnorba and bonobo are meant 
to do. But I'm just guessing at all this. If anyone knows better, I'd 
love to hear it.


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