Re: gnome/gnu server proposal

On Fri, 6 Jul 2001, Ben Ford wrote:

> Vlad Harchev wrote:
> [ . . . . ]
> >>One other interesting benifit would be in the case of bonobo/oaf. When
> >>you login, OAF can post its Object Directory IOR onto the server along
> >>with every other logged in account. OAF can then murge all the OD's with
> >>its own. What will this alow?
> >>
> >
> > I think that this won't be useful without extensions to bonobo that monitors
> >how many instances of components are instantiated currently (and that
> >disallows to use a component if the number of instances is bigger than some
> >number). It's because most bonobo components that will not be available on
> >each computer will be commercial ones, and most probably the licenses for them
> >won't allow to run more than 1 instance of the component (or multi-user
> >license would have to be acquired).
> >
> Um,
> 1.    One of the reasons I no longer use MS products is to escape the 
> licensing BS. 
> 2.    How long do you think it will be before there is a nice patch 
> removing this functionality on Freshmeat?

 I just thought about t again, and now it seems to me that such functionality
may be provided by component vendor then, that will use some form of IPC to
count the number of instances running. So, no need to extend bonobo.

 Best regards,

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