On Wednesday 29 February 2012 - 17:50:27, Tony Houghton wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Feb 2012 16:48:33 +0100
> Manuel Reimer <manuel.rei...@gmx.de> wrote:
> > Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> > > Yes, the next stable version will be 2.0.
> > > Version 1.0 was the "SD version", and version 2.0 shall be the "HD
> > > version" ;-).
> > > 
> > > I'll see to make "client/server" a priority after that.
> > 
> > What does this mean? Do you plan built-in networking support or do
> > you plan to improve streamdev? IMHO it is a big task to make really
> > good networking support. Keeping this code separate (means: A plugin)
> > isn't a that bad idea, I think. Of course, this plugin could be
> > delivered directly with VDR, like the other "built-in" plugins.
> I don't think a plugin is enough. 

I agree.

I think, it is evident not confuse plugin-networking with client/server 
networking. OK, currently the client/server support works only through 
plugins, as there is no vdr-frontend - but Klaus should not care about plugin-
networking on designing client/server functionality.

C/S-communication should be completely private to vdr - just like internal 
communication. Plugins may keep on doing their networking, i.e. to connect 
other frontends like xine or whatever - but that's not the internal 
communication, vdr relies on.

> For better client-server VDR needs to support multiple clients watching
> different channels with different OSDs simultaneously.

Yeah, that would be very nice :)

kind regards


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