[zeromq-dev] An interesting use-case for EdgeNet : Asynchronous IRC?

Lindley French lindleyf at gmail.com
Wed Jan 1 23:14:54 CET 2014


Maybe. I have some practical experience but I don't have an Android device right now, and the emulators don't behave exactly like the devices in all cases.

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> On Jan 1, 2014, at 4:37 PM, Pieter Hintjens <ph at imatix.com> wrote:
> 
> Lindley, would you be able to help get Zyre et all working on Android?
> 
>> On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 8:44 PM, Lindley French <lindleyf at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Oh---and some network functionality shuts down on Android when the device is
>> inactive if you don't take the appropriate lock. This is a critical
>> consideration when designing edge networking services.
>> 
>> On Jan 1, 2014, at 1:17 PM, Lindley French <lindleyf at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> On Android at least, if you have any trouble with UDP broadcast or
>> multicast, you should trying using the IPv6 all-hosts address. Android's
>> built-in filtering doesn't seem to affect IPv6 the same way as IPv4.
>> 
>> 
>> On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 12:10 AM, Sean Robertson <sprobertson at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I have something like this in the works, in the form of an iOS application
>>> that I hope to soon port to Android. It doesn't properly use Zyre but rather
>>> my own haphazard  reimplementation, due to some silliness with Apple's UDP
>>> broadcast (https://github.com/zeromq/czmq/issues/297). The UI works decently
>>> though. I'll send the code to this list later this week.
>>> 
>>>> On Dec 31, 2013 6:38 PM, "Lindley French" <lindleyf at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Asych twitter is a good idea and will work well. I've seen it done.
>>>> Another fun application is async push to talk.
>>>> 
>>>> On Dec 31, 2013, at 9:32 PM, crocket <crockabiscuit at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> May asynchronous twitter be more appropriate for my idea?
>>>> Asynchronous twitter, asynchronous IRC, whatever.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>> On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 11:19 AM, crocket <crockabiscuit at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> With asynchronous IRC software, you can choose your nickname and a
>>>>> topic.
>>>>> You send messages that belong to a topic.
>>>>> People who subscribed to that topic receive your message.
>>>>> Or they might choose to receive messages from every topic.
>>>>> 
>>>>> This becomes very interesting when population density goes up very high
>>>>> in a small area.
>>>>> Imagine that you went to comiket. Wikipedia says "Comiket (コミケット
>>>>> Komiketto?), otherwise known as the Comic Market (コミックマーケット Komikku
>>>>> Māketto?), is the world's largest dōjinshi fair, held twice a year in Tokyo,
>>>>> Japan."
>>>>> 
>>>>> ~590,000 people attended comiket last summer. It basically looks like
>>>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Comiket77.jpg
>>>>> 
>>>>> With hundreds of thousands of people in a small area, asynchronous IRC
>>>>> becomes fun.
>>>>> Not as fun as the near-synchronous one we have now, but still.
>>>>> 
>>>>> I think asynchronous IRC may entice people to adopt EdgeNet starting
>>>>> from big meetups.
>>>> 
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