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From Ryan Bloom <...@ntrnet.net>
Subject Re: APR benefits beyond portability for www.asterisk.org
Date Tue, 27 Aug 2002 19:54:15 GMT

IMHO, if you are going to be creating a GUI, then use a PR that is
specifically designed to give good X-platform GUI's.  APR is not that
project.  If you had a non-GUI project, then APR would be a much better
fit for you.


On Tue, 27 Aug 2002, TC wrote:

> >> Beyond the portability are there other benefits you have noticed
> >> using APR in the last few years on the Apache Web server
> >
> >I would be happy to answer this.  But first, let me comment on a few of
> >the options above, and some of what we have learned.  I want to be clear
> >that I am not bad-mouthing ANY of those projects, they are all good, but
> >we have some knowledge in this area, so I am trying to help.
> So what types of projects are more suited to APR.
> right now with asterisk for example they are trying to get the functions
> for a basic phone up on win32, these are running in linux OS now
> it includes these types of functions
> the IAX VoIP  protocol layer...
> & phonecore which actually implements a phone, with controls for driving
> various
> aspects of its operation (i.e. adding new calls, switching between active
> calls, changing audio devices, conferencing, etc)
> so these are not like a "server" based process like the core asterisk PBX
> but more like a personal productivity app, most of this port once the
> "phonecore"
> is up will be about the GUI portion... getting this  UI over gnophone.com/
> so does it still make sense
> to use APR as the portability of the core then yet another portability layer
> for
> the GUI say like wxWindows or is there a better strategy ..


Ryan Bloom                        	rbb@apache.org
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Oakland CA 94610

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