[icecast] ICE/1.0 specs
brendan at icecast.org
Fri Feb 8 18:16:04 UTC 2002
On Friday, 08 February 2002 at 13:12, Samuel Hathaway wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Feb 2002, Akos Maroy wrote:
> > Jack Moffitt wrote:
> > > Why are you writing clients that don't use libshout?
> > darkice doesn't use libshout either.
> > I guess the main reason to have a protocol is that anyone can connect
> > using it?
> Yeah, what would've happened to the web if NCSA had said "why do you need
> to know the details of HTTP? just use our library?"
My guess is things would be a lot better - the world would be free of a
huge amount of cruft supporting broken or obsolete implementations, and
more effort would have been spent improving an NCSA library.
I suppose that was a rhetorical question, I'm just not sure which way it
was supposed to point :)
That aside, it would have been nice if we'd started with HTTP/1.1
instead of 1.0. So I'd say, give ICE time to develop and use the library
for now. Once it has been pronounced stable, then you can document and
reimplement it as much as you want.
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