[gst-devel] tcp elements

Ronald Bultje rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net
Tue Apr 27 12:00:05 CEST 2004


On Tue, 27 Apr 2004, David Schleef wrote:
> If you're going to make something like a GStreamer line protocol,
> please just make a full-featured line protocol.  (extensible,
> discoverable, can eventually handle events, upstream events, caps
> negotiation, etc.)

I hereby want to vote in favour of this: don't do any odd stuff. TCP
elements just transfer data, period. If you want to outlint the data,
write parsers. If you want to keep buffer state, write protocol elements
on top of the raw TCP data elements. That's how this is supposed to work.


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