[Etoys] A suggestion for inter-app communication on the OLPC: OSC

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Fri Sep 29 16:05:55 EDT 2006

Am 29.09.2006 um 20:43 schrieb Markus Gaelli:

> On Sep 29, 2006, at 7:09 PM, Jecel Assumpcao Jr wrote:
>> Markus Gaelli wrote:
>>> If you have a hammer the whole world looks like a nail? Or could  
>>> Open
>>> Sound Control fit to the "Instrument whose music is ideas"? ;-)
>> I had understood that dbus was supposed to be the universal
>> communication system for OLPC. But I don't know anything about it  
>> other
>> than that the latest version of Skype needs it but the dbus build in
>> Gentoo is broken so I can't install it on this machine :-(
> But: One cannot directly send messages to other computers via dbus,  
> nor does it work for interfacing apps like csound.
> So it's a solution to talk to (and maybe start) other applications  
> - but not for everything. Grrr, no silver bullet again... ;-)

Sugar uses zeroconf for broadcasting (a.k.a. Bonjour).

> So, shall the csound experience of Squeak be based on the services  
> TamTam already might provide (if it was connected to the bus) or do  
> we want/need a direct csound interface?

I don't know. We should discuss this with the csound folks, on the  
Sugar mailing list.

- Bert -

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