[zeromq-dev] Support for UDP and Serial

Thomas Taranowski tom at baringforge.com
Tue May 15 07:06:17 CEST 2012

I have an application where I'd like to incorporate
 * UDP protocol connections - highly periodic data flow which has
tight deadlines where a retry or getting data late is worse than no
data at all.
 * Serial ports - oddball devices on a serial ports that pump out sensor data

0mq is awesome for everything else, and I'd like to add support for
the above so that the interface to the device is as transparent to the
application as possible.  My questions are:
* What is the current state of UDP support for 0mq.  I've seen stuff
around, but I need to receive data from devices that are non-0mq
* Support for receiving data from devices publishing raw data streams.
* Overall concept of integrating support for serial interfaces.  On
posix they all end up being fd's, so I've been able to unify handling
for all of the above before by using the file descriptor as the
unifying concept.

My apologies if these questions are oddball.  I've read through the
faq and the site, and am looking for general guidance before I dive in
too deep.

Thomas Taranowski
Certified netburner consultant

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