[Pipet Devel] Re: [Fwd: [Pipet Devel] Re: Overflow/Loci/GMS collaboration]

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at geoserve.net
Tue Mar 14 17:11:36 EST 2000

Jean-Marc Valin wrote:
> Also considering remote execution, it's a nice thing to have, but it's not
> something you're going to use all the time.

You might not need remote execution for AI/robotics, but it is critical for
computational biology.

I think rather than some sort of homogenization of our projects, we'd be
better off distinguishing application integration and application
development.  GMS/Loci can handle the first, and Overflow can handle the
second.  This is item 1) from before, which you said is trivial.  But
considering issues of authentication/security that Jarl brought up, issues of
Internet-awareness that I brought up, and issues of speed/performance that you
brought up, it may be an insurmountable task trying to get Overflow to do all
of this.  In any case, making Overflow's core 'the' core would leave very
little left of the GMS project...and I think that's why Jarl is feeling a bit

> As for the name, vsh (although it exists - but dead) would be nice... Besides
> that, the reason we chose Overflow is that ObjectFlow, gFlow, VisualFlow, ...
> were all taken.

We could use...


like 'New VSH'.

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