[KimDaBa] Re: RFC - seperating back and frontend

Shawn Willden shawn at willden.org
Mon Apr 5 09:12:03 CEST 2004


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On Saturday 03 April 2004 01:02 am, Bo Thorsen wrote:
> > - A variety of frontends e.g. Web, <insert Favorite OS>
>
> Sorry to burst your bubble, but that's usually a pipe dream. I have yet to
> see a single separation case that actually did result in other frontends
> using the backend.

One off the top of my head:  xine

There are at least four front ends that I know of.  I could come up with other 
examples; it does happen.  However, it probably makes more sense to wait 
until a programmer comes along who is seriously interested in implementing an 
alternative front end.  I have a vague interest in implementing a 
Windows-based front end (for my wife) and a PHP-based front end (for my 
extended family), but they're way down on my list of priorities.

The real win with separation, though, would be if you could build a server to 
support multiple simultaneous clients.  That, however, is a lot more work 
than just separating front and back.  Fun work, IMO, but lots of it.

	Shawn
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