Re: Moving to bonjour over howl

On Thu, 2005-09-15 at 22:37 +0800, Davyd Madeley wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 03:50:55PM +0200, Vincent Untz wrote:
> > >> Is there any reasons to prefer Apple's Bonjour over Howl? The license
> > >> problems are the same in both implementations, and we can at least have
> > >> some influence on Howl. See how well Apple works with the KDE community.
> > >> Not really encouraging.
> > >
> > > I thought the plan was to use Avahi.
> Avahi is going to end up much better for us. It integrates with our
> main loop; talks via D-BUS; has bindings in C# and Python (and
> probably other stuff); is LGPL (all of it); and all in all looks
> superior to any existing technology we are using (have a look at the
> existing DNS-SD code in GNOME-VFS).

I'm sure your hot new code is a thousand times nicer than the dns-sd
stuff in GNOME-VFS. However, that code is the way it is for a reason.
Since this code is used by gnome-vfs modules it needs to be threadsafe,
it can't rely on the glib mainloop, and it needs to supply synchronous
operations to match the synchronous gnome-vfs file operations.

Slamming some code and then coming up with a replacement that is not
usable (at least for the same problem) isn't very useful.

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