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Relationship to KOI technology project ? [message #579659] Thu, 03 March 2005 10:26 Go to next message
Markus Milleder is currently offline Markus Milleder
Messages: 12
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Having read some overview documentation of ECF, I am left with the
impression that there is some overlap with the KOI project (where I have
also read some overview docs).

Could you clarify the relationship between ECF and KOI - are ECF's needs
for collaboration so different from what KOI did that no reuse is
possible, or how much reuse will there be ?
Re: Relationship to KOI technology project ? [message #579678 is a reply to message #579659] Tue, 08 March 2005 04:07 Go to previous message
Scott Lewis is currently offline Scott Lewis
Messages: 971
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hi Markus,

I believe that KOI could be used to implement the core ECF abstractions
of a simple container (a lightweight container for communications
applications) and a set of shared objects (communications components).
KOI could easily provide a valid implementation of such a container.

That being said, I'm not sure what remains active of the KOI project.

One slight 'impedance mismatch' between KOI and ECF is that as I
understand, KOI was based upon XML-RPC...which, although a fine protocol
for client-server communications, doesn't scale well to peer-to-peer
(multipoint) asynchronous messaging and scalable communications. We
think this makes it less well suited to some of the applications ECF is
hoping to enable...e.g. peer-to-peer messaging, file sharing, IM,
conferencing, etc.

But, like I said it should be possible to use KOI to implement the ECF
container abstractions, and I hope that we and/or others would be able
to do this. If we can encourage or enable such an effort, we will do so.

Thanks,

Scott




)Markus Milleder wrote:
> Having read some overview documentation of ECF, I am left with the
> impression that there is some overlap with the KOI project (where I have
> also read some overview docs).
>
> Could you clarify the relationship between ECF and KOI - are ECF's needs
> for collaboration so different from what KOI did that no reuse is
> possible, or how much reuse will there be ?
>
>
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