Re: Gnome VFS - plans for Gnome 2.8

On Wed, 2004-03-31 at 03:06, Walter Landry wrote:
> Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-03-29 at 21:41, Dan Winship wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2004-03-25 at 13:09, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > > > In fact, from a quick look at libsoup it seems to have the same problems
> > > > that all other non-neon libraries i've looked at had wrt gnome-vfs use.
> > > > Its mainly built for async use, and it uses an "get whole file, with
> > > > callbacks when you get data blocks" style of operation while gnome-vfs
> > > > needs more of a "request block of data" style of API (like the posix
> > > > read()/write() calls).
> > > 
> > > This would not be difficult to implement. It's just a matter of having
> > > the main I/O code return after each read/write rather than looping until
> > > it's done (and adding some new API to take advantage of that).
> > 
> > Its also not difficult to use an existing, well tested library (neon),
> Which uses openssl for https.  If we are not worried about letting
> GPL'd projects use https, then I don't have any objections to neon.

We're likely to use the existing gnome-vfs ssl code for ssl.

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