Apps Messaging Manifesto
Isa.Barbarisi at sciops.esa.int
Wed Apr 11 03:39:15 PDT 2007
Mark Taylor wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Apr 2007, John Taylor wrote:
>> 1) A simple solution which does the right thing nearly all the time
>> is better than a complicated one which does the right thing all the
>> 2) The design of the messaging system (and messages) should place a
>> low burden on authors who wish to make their applications compliant.
>> 3) We don't have all the answers up front, and our goal should be to
>> get software out into the community quickly so that we can get
>> feedback to refine our ideas.
>> With regard to 3), I'd be interested in hearing from people which
>> applications they intend to modify to use the messaging protocol.
>> Authors who are actively working on software that tracks the standard
>> are the ones who will be best placed to discover flaws and
>> improvements to it and effect changes. As for myself, I intend to
>> provide a Java module for the Workbench that will serve as a Hub, and
>> a Java library to make life easier for clients. In particular, I
>> intend to maintain an applet that allows data centres to create
>> messaging-enabled web pages. If time allows I will also provide a
>> Python client.
> I will hope to keep TOPCAT and SPLAT on top of developments, and
> STILTS if appropriate. I'd like to do the same with GAIA,
> but Tcl is much harder work (at least for me) than Java, so whether
> this is feasible depends a bit on how complicated, and
> how different from PLASTIC, anything we agree on turns out to be.
> anyone else?
I will try to get VOSpec updated as well, if I manage to finish reading
this mailing list ;-)
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