DVFS-light and TVariant

nf2 nf2 at scheinwelt.at
Sun Sep 4 23:32:56 EEST 2005


I have continued doing some research work on the DVFS topic:

"DFVS-light" is no stand-alone VFS system. Moreover, it is an adapter 
connecting to existing VFS-systems through a Unix socket. In addition it 
could provide convenience functions to pop up File-Dialogs of the host 
desktop environment, to download and upload entire files to and from 
~/tmp, showing progress bars,...

The basic idea is to provide an interface to make more applications 
"VFS-aware", without forcing them into the "dependency hell" of a 
specific desktop environment (applications like GIMP, Mozilla, OO.org,...).


TVariant is a simple serialization and RPC protocol used in DVFS-light. 
It is a lot simpler than DBUS. The C implementation has no dependencies 
except libc.



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