[Dev] p2p stuff
Elankath, Tarun (Cognizant)
ETarun at blr.cognizant.com
Fri Oct 25 02:47:31 PDT 2002
Hi to Mitch and all,
This is a wonderful product idea that you have conceived and I really hope
that it works out. The world needs such an open-source killer app. Chandler
+ Mozilla + OpenOffice [PIM + Browser + Office Suite] would complete the
holy software trio that the world awaits.. :-)
-->Could you investigate and consider JXTA (www.jxta.org) for P2P as well ?
A lot of p2p stuff has already been written for JXTA and its architecture
and design is definitely good.
-->Incase you (and the community) decide to design your own application p2p
protocol, you could check out BEEP (which is on the internet standards
track) at www.beepcore.org
-->"Interoperability" is a keyword if Chandler needs to ease its way into
becoming the preffered choice of PIM in peoples lives. Right now, I am
typing this mail in Outlook, which is _not_ my favourite client, but I need
to use it at work because our organization uses MS Exchange Server (and its
communication protocol). If I (and many others) want to use Chandler, it
would need to work with an Exchange Server.
I do understand that Chandler is not looking towards this now...but please
consider providing a powerful plugin architecture/framework, so that people
can extend it to incorporate such features.
Your foundation mentions a target of 2002 end for the initial alpha release.
With no fixed design plans or source code to be seen so far, this target
looks extremely doubtful.
You mention that work started on this effort since last year. Even if no
coding has been done (which sounds diffcult to believe.. all open-source
freaks love to code...), how about releasing some design-documentation ? I
mean _something_ concrete should have got done in the period of a year,
apart from the feature list... :-)
Chandler is quite exciting. During a project of this scale in Python would
mean tremendous productivity. Such a project would also really test Python,
wxWindows and other technologies used...if Chandler succeeds all of the
technologies used in its development would get a tremendous boost.
I would love to contribute as a coder to a project like this. As a user of
open-source I have always felt guilty of not effectively contributing back
to its development. This project has struck a key with me and I can't wait
to get started...
When are you guys getting started ? When you guys thrasing your design and
dev plans on the web ? More information NEEDED!
PLUS: Is the dev list dead ???
All the best,
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