| Resourcerver is a set of libraries
and programs used as the control infrastructure of
multi-process applications. An instance of an application
consists of the
| Although the diagram above makes
| Client processes communicate with
each other using well-defined data bursts referred to as
"commands." Each command has creation and execution
permissions associate with it, as well as compiled-in
actions that are executed at the final destination. The
emphasis here is that the IPC system isn't intended
for data transfer; it's intended for communication to
control the operations of the application as a whole.
| Resourcerver has an expandable IPC
system to allow 3rd-party command plug-ins. A plug-in is
loaded at run time by both the originator of the command and
the target; by loading a plug-in, potential targets consent
to execution of the associated commands when they arrive.
The core system contains several plug-ins, all of which rely
on hook functions being defined by potential targets.
Commands execute their respective hook functions when they
arrive at a target, providing the function with the
parameters sent with the command. One of the more
illustrative examples is a plug-in library to request
networking actions. One command in the plug-in is a request
for a target to connect to a host; however, the plug-in
doesn't define how that will happen. The implementation of
the action is left up to the target when the plug-in
provides the hook function with the requested parameters of
the connection (such as the address and port.)
| Resourcerver has many other
features and capabilities not given here. It has extensive
documentation at the main page listed above. This is more of
a random summary of the project as a whole; therefore, it
might not accurately reflect the project's purpose. This is
a large project that can't be explained well in one page.
License: BSD License
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