[haiku-appserver] Re: App Activation

  • From: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-appserver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 16:02:38 +0200 CEST

Hi Ingo,

Ingo Weinhold <bonefish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 1) The app server needs to receive and process app activations 
> requests (as 
> issued by BRoster::ActivateApp()).
> 2) The app server needs to notify the registrar when the active app 
> changed.
> The second part should be relatively easy. If the app server is 
> started by 
> the Bootscript after the registrar (which should be no problem 
> anymore), it 
> will have a fully working BRoster and can simply send a message to 
> the 
> registrar (BRoster::Private::SendTo()).

Sounds good, just tell me the message you want to get, and how it 
should look alike, and I'll add it to the server :-)

> Regarding the first part, BRoster::ActivateApp() could send the 
> request 
> directly to the app server. Since there might not exist a 
> BApplication when 
> the method is invoked, sending it to the port that receives the 
> BApplication registration (the one called SERVER_PORT_NAME) might be 
> the 
> most sensible choice. But I guess you guys know best...

For now that port would be the one to handle these requests, right. 
Just add a message code like AS_ACTIVATE_APP to private/headers/app/
ServerProtocol.h and add the calling code to the registrar, and I will 
then implement the app_server's part sooner or later :-)


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