[PATCH] Multi-Protocol IO-Slave

nf2 nf2 at scheinwelt.at
Tue Jan 15 23:51:49 GMT 2008

Kevin Krammer wrote:
> [...] it is more a question whether it is 
> better to wrap the already existing libraries or implement the protocol stack 
> natively.
> Last time I checked (somewhen before New Year, during a similar discussion 
> with Norbert on dot.kde.org) there weren't any protocol specification 
> available yet, thus making the second option more a matter of reverse 
> engineering, a mistake we have obviously made with DCOP and KIO before.
> My guess is that they will need at least one or probably two real world 
> releases until they can provide such a specification, e.g. needing real world 
> testing of the concept in different applications.
> Until then an adaptor approach like the IO slave developed by Norbert is 
> probably more suitable.

I remember that Alexander Larsson said that it would be possible for KDE 
to connect to gvfsd and the mount daemons directly. Most of the protocol 
is using D-Bus, with additional socket connections for file-data. I 
guess the required specs would be provided if there is demand.


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