> IIRC the reason for the awkwardness was the assumption that async > sockets don't exist in Linux (which is simply untrue AFAIK - or am I on > crack?) and/or the lack of a messaging system such as in Windows.
IMO Linux lack both true async socket, and messaging system. Linux has non-blocking socket but no mechanism to tell the application when the socket is ready to send or has received something. You have to use the trick I used. Linux has no windows like messaging system, that's why QT built his own. But QT implementation is far too slow for anything else than a user interface. And using QT is only possible when X-Window is loaded ! Contribute to the SSL Effort. Visit http://www.overbyte.be/eng/ssl.html -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] The author for the freeware multi-tier middleware MidWare The author of the freeware Internet Component Suite (ICS) http://www.overbyte.be ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ari Sundholm" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "ICS support mailing" <email@example.com> Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 3:22 PM Subject: Re: [twsocket] ICS for Linux Development > Hello Eric, hello everyone! > >> locks up (threading). In speaking to Ari Sundholm about this, he >> mentioned >> that the design of the TICSSocket components is a bit awkward and that >> this >> sort of thing was bound to happen. I fully concur with what he has said, >> and feel that a total rewrite of the component set under Linux is >> required. >> I don't think that many on this mailing list are using TICSSocket, or we >> probably would have seen this issue raise it's head in a bigger way. I >> however have a product that is contracted to work under Windows and under >> Linux and I must move forward on this now. I cannot delay any further >> waiting for this to be addressed. > > IIRC the reason for the awkwardness was the assumption that async > sockets don't exist in Linux (which is simply untrue AFAIK - or am I on > crack?) and/or the lack of a messaging system such as in Windows. > Therefore an elaborate threaded message passing system was built - with > a huge number of subtle as well as obvious bugs (which haven't been > debugged and fixed due to my laziness during my scarce free time). I > think a completely new approach has to be taken, but I will have to do > some reading and thinking to be of any substantial help regarding > design. Unfortunately, I have quite serious time problems at the moment > due to moving to Japan at the end of September. > >> Therefore, I would like to re-develop the core component (TWSocket) set >> under the Linux platform using Kylix 3. The intention is to build a >> version >> of the core components that is fully compatibly (from an interface >> perspective anyway) with TWSocket and then to donate it back to this >> forum. >> Francois, I would want your blessing to do this, and after that has been >> given, will invite all of those who are interested and who can commit >> time >> on a weekly basis to this project to volunteer to join this project. If >> a >> team is not assembled, then I will proceed with this project on my own as >> I >> am now getting into serious time constraints. > > I will try to be available as much as possible in case you need help. I > think I'll be able to squeeze a few hours per week, depending on my > other responsibilities. > > What are your time constraints? Are we speaking of weeks or months? > >> Regards >> >> Erich Kuba > > Best regards, > > Ari Sundholm > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Author of cddbcomp - THE Delphi component for freedb access > Moderator of freedb forums > freedb core team > Support languages: Finnish, English, German, Swedish > DISCLAIMER: Despite being part of the freedb team I only represent myself > unless otherwise noted. Freedb is in no way responsible for my actions or > opinions. > > -- > To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list > please goto http://www.elists.org/mailman/listinfo/twsocket > Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be -- To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list please goto http://www.elists.org/mailman/listinfo/twsocket Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be