[Pipet Devel] ISYS and OpenBSA

Peter van Heusden pvh at egenetics.com
Mon Aug 28 07:49:34 EDT 2000

On Mon, 28 Aug 2000, J.W. Bizzaro wrote:
> I asked the authors of both applications if we can all work on a common API
> for wrapping applications.  This would allow a client wrapped for one system
> to work in another system.  They said yes, but considering that ISYS does not
> use XML and OpenBSA already uses Applab, I don't know if we could reach a
> consensus. 

No, OpenBSA is an AppLab replacement, and it also uses XML (based on the
old GCG wrapper formal) to specify wrappings. I've just bugged Juha again
on actually making the code available, so we should hopefully see what's
out there soon enough.

For the record, I'm for a standard, if only one shared between OpenBSA and 
Piper (and dare I hope, NetGenics' BSA-compliant product...).

Peter van Heusden <pvh at egenetics.com>
NOTE: I do not speak for my employer, Electric Genetics
"Criticism has torn up the imaginary flowers from the chain not so that man 
shall wear the unadorned, bleak chain but so that he will shake off the chain 
and pluck the living flower." - Karl Marx, 1844

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