Re: Announcing: Project Ridley
- From: James Henstridge <james jamesh id au>
- To: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- Cc: Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org>, gtk-devel-list gnome org, JP Rosevear <jpr novell com>, desktop-devel-list gnome org, Jonathan Blandford <jrb redhat com>
- Subject: Re: Announcing: Project Ridley
- Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 10:00:26 +0800
Havoc Pennington wrote:
>On Wed, 2005-08-24 at 07:44 -0400, JP Rosevear wrote:
>>On Mon, 2005-08-22 at 13:37 +0200, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
>>>what about libsoup/network library? Wouldn't it also make sense to move
>>>it to a libgnet in glib?
>>I'm also for this, right now we are using multiple networking libraries
>>and we fix the same bugs in multiple places. I think its odd as a
>>platform we have no "official" way to great an http/network connection
>>(yes libsoup is in the platform for evolution, but for instance
>>gnome-vfs uses neon).
>Shouldn't http be in a unified library with other IO? (i.e. we'd want to
>look at the whole of gnome-vfs functionality perhaps)
HTTP is used in enough situations which don't follow an "IO stream" like
model that it makes sense to have such an API.
For example, consider SOAP and XML-RPC: layering them over an IO
stream-like API might work but you probably wouldn't want to, because
the abstractions leak.
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