[SCIM] Re: [Uim] Design philosophy and strength of uim

Hideki Hiura hiura at openi18n.org
Wed Jun 30 06:23:25 EEST 2004

> From: James Su <suzhe at tsinghua.org.cn>
> In future, SCIM, UIM and IIIMF teams should work together for an unified 
> API.

That would probably be most beneficial for end users/application 

> YamaKen wrote:
> >- SCIM's client-server architecture is useful for endusers
> >  because it prevents application crashing caused by uim, and
> >  possibly supresses memory consumption of some large IMs. But
> >  security considerations are required to run uim on the server

> From: James Su <suzhe at tsinghua.org.cn>
> 3. There is no security issue in SCIM's socket interface if all things 
> are in one box, because in one box, unix socket will be used, and each 
> user has unique socket file name, and the file can only be read by the 
> owner.

This approach is exactly the same as IIIMF; if all things run in same
host. IIIMF just provides further options for TCP connection for
localhost w/ PAM, and beyond w/ SSL/TLS + X.509. as IIIMF needs to
cover from personal use to enterprise use including thin client.

FYI: What's already there and what's in pipeline are listed in


Japanese translation of the page above.


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