[Pipet Devel] Re: [Pipet Devel] Front to middle communication

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at geoserve.net
Fri Mar 24 16:53:43 EST 2000

Brad Chapman wrote:
> Wow! Did you really write this? CORBA everywhere, yay! :-)

:-)  Well, with Loci, we didn't have CORBA anywhere.  So, keeping it all
CONSISTENT with sockets was a worthy cause.  My preference is for consistency
(and simplicity) rather than for sockets.

>     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?

Ah, an ancient riddle, my young Locian.  Perhaps the spirit of the Loci will
show you the way ;-)

>     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 think it's something to work for, providing we can still have multiple
fronts control the middle and each other.

>     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?

Why don't we put it on the back burner for now.  You're correct that it's
something we can do later.  The merger is more important right now.

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