[gmpi] Re: Topic 1: Audience for and users of plugins

  • From: David Olofson <david@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 17:15:25 +0100

On Friday 21 February 2003 17.02, Steve Harris wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 21, 2003 at 03:56:20 -0000, Andy wrote:
> > > -- are we interested in possible networked plugins? or is the
> > > general feeling that by the time GMPI is adopted, CPUs will be
> > > so fast that this is irrelevant ((it's already close...
> > > Steinberg's System Link does not seem to have had all that wide
> > > an adoption, implying it's not an important requirement for
> > > most people NOW, and will decline in importance with time
> ...
> > I think it would be a mistake to say however that the importance
> > of networked plugins will vanish, it may well decline in the near
> > future but I suspect it will be lurking there ready to bite in
> > the future.
>
> But its not actually neccesary to do anything particular in GMPI to
> allow network connections, just dont preclude it. The hosts and
> higher level protocols will be able to deal with it.

Yes - but it's easy to come up with an API that effectively makes it 
impossible to even communicate across threads in an SMP host. I think 
we have to keep this in mind. (Remember the XAP voice control/VVID 
discussion?)


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