Re: [dev] Some questions on communication suckless style

From: Laslo Hunhold <>
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2022 00:53:50 +0200

On Fri, 21 Oct 2022 12:58:47 -0500
fernandoreyesavila3 <> wrote:

Dear Fernando,

> Could you please give me some more details on bringing the ratox
> project to the new api. I would be happy to contribute however I have
> little programming knowledge.

I think that this constitutes a pretty advanced project. We dropped it
back in the day, as our "rodeo" of different finite-state-machines,
while being efficient, had to be "rebuilt" every few weeks as the API
was changed.

What I do remember is that we were a bit unsure about how to handle
voice and video calls. We did successfully route binary-streams (audio,
video) through the file-transfer-API (admittedly losslessly-compressed,
which is a bit wasteful, but it worked) and saw the video/audio-streams
as a bit redundant. I also remember that these things felt a bit
"tacked-on" in the Tox-protocol. It would've been much nicer to have
very simple primitives in the protocol for such things.

With best regards

Received on Sat Oct 22 2022 - 00:53:50 CEST

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