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re: Styx for file sharing and non-Inferno pr
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>>>>Do you have plans to provide Styx interface libraries for non-Inferno >>>>programming environments? >>i do. sorry, i was rushing past when i sent this, and only noticed later that the `you' obviously meant only the Lucent people. providing a Styx server on a non-Inferno machine is straightforward, and is being done now outside Lucent based on what's already available. full authentication probably does need something more (i'm not sure yet). for a common case of Styx service where the client/fid handling has a stylised form, a small library would be helpful. full client side support to allow file sharing is more involved, since the scope and implementation details depend entirely on what is provided by the non-Inferno operating system. there are many possible strategies, with different trade-offs, all of which the Newcastle Connection people worked through years ago. again, with the possible exception of full authentication, there's enough information available to do that now if you like, without requiring Lucent to do the work. having said that, many of the Inferno advantages are intensified as the Styx becomes pervasive, and it seems sensible for Lucent to make it easy to maximise Styx coverage on both Inferno and non-Inferno machines! my point is really that Lucent will probably target the obvious platforms first, and if your platform is left out, is somehow peculiar, or you just can't wait, it can be done. that's one of the nice things about having a lean little protocol to assemble an environment, rather than a big complex buzzword oriented model. now, watch me prove myself wrong ...