DRb Questions


#1

I’ve seen a couple of tutorials now claim that both sides need access
to all classes used by client and server, but that’s just a half
truth, right?

I’m needing to build a client class that just defines an API, then
allow clients to subclass it to customize it to their needs. The
server will be able to handle this as long as the client object is
DRbUnDumped or proxied, right?

I just want to make sure I’m not crazy, before I try to build it.
Thanks.

James Edward G. II


#2

James Edward G. II wrote:

I’m needing to build a client class that just defines an API, then
allow clients to subclass it to customize it to their needs. The
server will be able to handle this as long as the client object is
DRbUnDumped or proxied, right?

If you pass a proxied object rather than marshalling it, yes. The server
will be able to access the client object in the context of the client.

I’m using this fact now with great success:

http://ian.blenke.com/drb

In this model, the server uses the $stdin/$stdout/$stderr of the calling
client. Neat stuff.

I just want to make sure I’m not crazy, before I try to build it.
Thanks.

Everyone is crazy. That shouldn’t stop you from trying.


#3

On Nov 22, 2005, at 4:57 PM, James Edward G. II wrote:

I’ve seen a couple of tutorials now claim that both sides need
access to all classes used by client and server, but that’s just a
half truth, right?

Half truth. Access to all classes or appropriate use of
DRb::DRbUndumped.

I’m needing to build a client class that just defines an API, then
allow clients to subclass it to customize it to their needs. The
server will be able to handle this as long as the client object is
DRbUnDumped or proxied, right?

Should work perfectly.


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#4

On Nov 22, 2005, at 7:07 PM, Ian C. Blenke wrote:

the client.

I’m using this fact now with great success:

http://ian.blenke.com/drb

In this model, the server uses the $stdin/$stdout/$stderr of the
calling client. Neat stuff.

Very nice link. Thanks for sharing!

James Edward G. II