Re: Transhuman VRML world, etc.

James Rogers (
Wed, 11 Dec 1996 18:32:09 -0800

At 11:54 PM 12/9/96 -0600, you wrote:
>> he core architecture cannot be done in Java. Server-side Java is simply
>> too slow, even on a fast machine, to handle more than a relatively small
>> number of clients. Fortunately, a number of methods and systems are
>> emerging that allow Java objects to interface with C/C++ software at
>> runtime.
>Yes, fine, implement all the core PROCEDURES in native C, but the
>ARCHITECTURE has got to be done in Java.

I am not sure exactly what you mean by this. The core server software
should probably be done in C/C++, and it might have some kind of interface
for server-side Java, but the client-side software would be ALL Java. The
general architecture (as I envision it) would be a server-side binary that
basically coordinates interactions and communications between all the
client-side software. This may or may not be a different piece of software
than the HTTP server, depending on the specifics of the architecture.

-James Rogers