Re: [vwrap] Statements of Consensus. Flexibity First.

Morgaine <> Tue, 05 April 2011 18:54 UTC

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On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 5:38 PM, Dzonatas Sol <> wrote:

> Do you think we are ready to implement some asset services now,
> with/without complete documentation?
> What more do you think is needed?
> Two or three things seem to be needed:

   - Defining the asset addressing concept is an extremely important matter,
   almost certainly the most important matter of all, because that determines
   how robust and scalable our worlds will be.  I've already examined
   alternatives for that in some depth, and the design with the best
   engineering properties so far seems to be universal hash-based addressing.
   I first described that approach on the list here --- , and
   referred to it in various subsequent discussions.

   - Defining the data flows between regions, clients, and asset services
   and which parameters control the flows needs to be done before a test asset
   service can be implemented.  Without that, an asset service is just a
   network-accessible storage service, not an asset service in the VWRAP
   sense.  Network storage services exist already, so just implementing one of
   those would not advance VWRAP.

   - We need to examine how various deployment patterns will use the asset
   services, and how the *multiple* asset services that interop introduces
   are handled.  I am working on this currently.

None of the above is particularly hard.  I think it won't be long before we
have a scheme worked out and are ready for some implementation work.