[gmpi] Re: Requirements

  • From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 18:17:24 +0000

On Tue, Feb 11, 2003 at 07:02:40 +0100, Frederic Vanmol wrote:
> > I agree. On other platforms there's libxml, which is OK. We could speci=
> fy a
> > x-platform API to handle (aproximatly) standard XML settings files easi=
> ly.
> >
> Back up a second. Why would the plugin need to know anything about how th=
> e=20
> host stores settings (or the other way around) ? It just makes the plugin=
> =20
> unnecessarily complicated.

It seems desirable for all hosts, regardless of platform, to store plugin
settings in the same format. Mayne that is not necceasry.

A feature of PTAF is that plugins can serialise thier internal state to a
buffer, file or similar. I guess these dont need to be portable, but it
might be useful.

- Steve

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