Re: RFC: AbiTalk communication protocol suggestion

From: Tomas Frydrych <>
Date: Wed May 18 2005 - 09:57:46 CEST

> Rather than time limitting the tokens I think we should let them die after
> all the AbiWord's in the network have acknowledged receipt of them back to
> the "central" server.

The token has to be time limited, because that acknowledgement might
never arrive (i.e., one of the processes might loose network connection).

> I also think we should only lock out changes that affect the same region
> of the document as a currently valid token.

This is a good idea in principle. Some tokens will have to be global
though(like tokens that authorise style changes, metadata changes, etc).

I will put an update version of the proposal up later today.

Received on Wed May 18 10:02:43 2005

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