Proposed alfs communication model

James Robertson jwrober at
Wed Feb 16 06:17:33 PST 2005

Jamie Bennett wrote:
> I've put up a little proposed communication model for alfs the way _I'd_
> like to see it done at 

Very intriguing.  What is a D-BUS?  I have never heard of it before.  I 
read a bunch of your blog posts, looks like you have been hacking at 
this for a little bit.

Looks like Gerard mentioned that we need a D-BUS daemon.  Who makes one? 
  Does that mean we need yet another dependancy?  I like the ideas you 
mentioned in your blog about fully modularizaing things.  Makes bolting 
stuff on really easy.

How does the client "know" that it is talking to a server across the 
network as opposed to on the same machine?  How does it know to bypass 
the comms module?


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