[LAD] Interoperability between session management systems

Johannes Kroll jkroll at lavabit.com
Sun Feb 24 01:05:38 UTC 2013

On Sat, 23 Feb 2013 19:47:26 -0500
Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 7:32 PM, Johannes Kroll <jkroll at lavabit.com> wrote:
> >
> > Could you elaborate please: why is compatibility between the existing
> > session management systems a dumb idea?
> you don't compatibility between DECnet and BITNET. you don't get
> compatibility between english and chinese. what you get is a *new*
> system/protocol/language.
> <ob-xkcd>
>    http://xkcd.com/927/
> </ob-xkcd>

You and David do not understand what I'm proposing. My intention is not
to create a new protocol. Creating another system because there are
already too many would be indeed idiotic: that's what has been done
before with the other session managers. I imagine creating *something*
that makes the existing systems work together, *without* changing the
clients that use the existing systems. 

I.e. one app may be thinking it's talking to non-session, one app
speaks ladish, another thinks it's talking to jack-session, but in
reality they all talk to one session manager which implements all 3
(4... 7... umpteen) protocols.

I have not looked at the implementations of the existing systems. Maybe
what I'm proposing is not easily possible. In any case, I want you to
understand that I'm not proposing to increase the number of systems in
order to decrease the number of systems. That would be, indeed, dumb in
a painfully obvious way. 

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