[Pipet Devel] Front to middle communication

Brad Chapman chapmanb at arches.uga.edu
Fri Mar 24 09:45:35 EST 2000

Jeff wrote:
> I was just thinking that if we're using CORBA at all anywhere, why 
not use it
> everywhere?

Wow! Did you really write this? CORBA everywhere, yay! :-)

    I think if we want to consider CORBA communication between the 
front GUI and the middle the most important thing is to consider how 
easy it will be for other people to implement front ends. Will CORBA 
be more difficult than sockets? 
    We can define a small CORBA interface that will mirror what we 
have now with sockets, and this could provide us some additional 
flexibility in terms of passing data (and might help deal with the 
problem I mentioned earlier about how to pass large amount of data 
from databases or files to the front). 
    I don't really want to make this change right yet unless we have a 
big problem we can't overcome with since sockets are working and we'll 
have millions of other changes to make to fit in with the 'vsh' 
project collaboration.
    What do you all think?


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