Distributed equivalent to :Load Patches
Tue, 06 May 1997 13:44:11 -0500
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> > Clearly this is (a) a large difficult system to create, and (b) the sooner
> > it's created the better. I know I'm underqualified to design such a thing, but
> > if someone out there wants to design an important high-level pieces of the
> > LispOS, it sure would be useful to figure out what facilities this would need
> > underneath as soon as possible.
> Not at all. We redeveloped such a system (since our software was
> ported from Symbolics to SGI), and it works pretty good, and it is pretty
> small, too.
[My lispm memories are getting rusty, so bear with me] Does it support all
the Lispm facilities for creating patches, etc? Could it be used over the
Internet? Does it have the ability to validate a user who's creating a patch
(probably using public keys)? Can it read from a mirror site either in
preference to the primary site (actually, with logical pathnames, the answer
is clearly "yes") or when the primary site is down (I suppose a generalization
of the logical pathname concept would soft this problem)?
> > This would provide a whole new approach to distributed software development.
> > Just dreaming,
> > Chris
> This is reality, not a dream.
Great. So, are y'all offering it for integration into the proposed LispOS?
As I said, the earlier it's in the system, the better.
Chris Garrigues O- cwg@DeepEddy.Com
Deep Eddy Internet Consulting +1 512 432 4046
609 Deep Eddy Avenue
Austin, TX 78703-4513 http://www.DeepEddy.Com/~cwg/
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