[Pipet Devel] ideas for a smaller piper core

J.W. Bizzaro jeff at bioinformatics.org
Mon May 28 14:54:43 EDT 2001

Jean-Marc Valin wrote:
> If you have 4 different DL's, 3 BL's and 5
> PL's, you get 60 different Piper configurations and a total mess.

That's a good point, and a good argument for standards.  The WWW also runs off
of numerous servers and clients, and yes there are a lot of compatibility
problems, but there are some standards (e.g., HTML X.X) that make the Web very

> BTW, correct me if I'm wrong but your initial post was about a
> non-distributed Piper desktop... well for that, all you'd need is
> Overflow with (maybe) a more user-friendly GUI. ...and you don't even
> need the DL/BL. Those are for distributed computing.

True, I wouldn't need the DL and BL (or BL and PL, depending on how you look
at it) if I didn't want to make a distributed desktop.  But I do :-)

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