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

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at geoserve.net
Wed Mar 15 23:59:46 EST 2000

Brad Chapman wrote:
> When I was proposing this, I was thinking of the small middle which we
> currently have talking to Overflow and GMS through corba (ie. GMS
> could keep the same structure it currently has, but would talk to the
> middle that we currently have instead of directly to the front.

When you think about it, EVERYTHING must be passed through GMS first.  Since
Overflow will be (if Jean-Marc agrees) a node in GMS, the GUI must talk only
to GMS.  GMS would then talk to Overflow.  The GUI simply cannot bypass GMS
and talk to Overflow.

I know I said we need to make 2 GUIs.  We still do, but (and this is a Loci
design) the Overflow GUI is only a REPRESENTATION of Overflow.  Remember that
we'll use XML to REPRESENT the actual applications being integrated.  So, the
Overflow GUI will puke out XML.

It would probably be best then to make GMS communicate directly with Overflow,
either via the API GMS uses for all applications or via special API.  Any

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