I'm trying to make an application with the following properties: It uses FXRuby It's a multiplayer turn based card game Played over a network, or the internet Players may play cards during other players turns Players may manipulate their own components at any time Players can make requests for info on any other players components at any time I originally planned to use threading, but I didn't know that Ruby blocked IO in threads. Is there a better way to implement this type of game than using threads and sockets? I am somewhat new to ruby, I wouldn't consider myself an average ability ruby coder yet. How should I go about this?
on 2007-02-21 00:25
on 2007-02-21 01:19
On 2/20/07, Raj S. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > blocked IO in threads. Is there a better way to implement this type of > game than using threads and sockets? I am somewhat new to ruby, I > wouldn't consider myself an average ability ruby coder yet. How should > I go about this? > Two things to look into would be DRb and Rinda. Eric H. has a nice writeup about both on his segment7 blog. http://segment7.net/projects/ruby/drb/index.html DRb stands for Distributed Ruby and Rinda is the Ruby implementation of a TupleSpace. The TupleSpace would be used to hold all the information about the current game state, and DRb would be used by the clients to communicate with one another. Have fun with the project. Blessings, TwP
on 2007-02-21 22:59
Thanks for the info. I probably should have read a little more through the library, I could have found those things myself. Just in case anyone else is interested, I did find a little more detailed intro to DRb at http://chadfowler.com/ruby/drb.html Raj