[Mono-dev] Amber Communications Framework
el at eldiablo.co.uk
Thu Sep 1 20:10:56 EDT 2005
A while back, I joined the development team of a project that was then
called "MonoIndigo". This was designed to be a port of Microsoft's
Indigo framework (now known as the Windows Communication Foundation). As
many of you know, Microsoft made it clear that any kind of direct port
of Indigo was not going to be accepted, and would be in breach of IP
regulations. Likewise, the same would apply for Avalon (now known as the
Windows Presentation Foundation I believe).
The main aim of that project, was to EXTEND Indigo's appeal, by
making the same code, unchanged, run on any platform that Mono run's on.
Seeing as this can no longer be the case, the project was changed,
re-named, and is no longer a direct port of Indigo. I personally feel we
are lacking a decent, service oriented framework for helping to develop
client/server applications under Mono, and I would like still to rectify
that with the Amber project. It's main aim is to make a functional
useful messaging and communication platform, running under either
.Net/Mono, that takes the hassle out of writing the actual communication
layer of a server/client app, allowing the developer to rely on the
framework to perform the communications, while they concentrate on the
specifics of his/her application.
Anyway, enough waffle, the point of this e-mail is simply to see if
anyone else would be interested in working on such an open source
effort, as currently our development team is severely lacking, and with
our current resources it'll take us years to get to any kind of point
where we are able to release! So if any like-minded individuals are up
for helping to build a decent communications platform, hopefully
benefitting the community, and meanwhile providing a worthy rival to the
Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation, then please get in contact
with me, the more the merrier! We'll need developers, testers, people to
help with documentation, etc...
In the meantime, here are a few project links:
-- A wiki I setup for the project:
-- The project page on NovellForge:
Any questions, discussion, whatever, don't hesitate to drop me a mail.
-= El =-
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