[tahoe-dev] Java client?

Jody Harris imhavoc at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 23:02:57 UTC 2010


I'm thinking (and I think wrong quite often) that this might make Tahoe-LAFS
into something that could generate interest, possible funding, maybe even
something like Google Summer of Code funding.
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On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 3:39 PM, Brian Warner <warner at lothar.com> wrote:

> Jody Harris wrote:
> > So, has any work been done on an HTML-embeddable Java client?
> >
> > Is this even possible?
> >
> > It would be a publisher's dream (one of them, anyway) to be able to
> > publish through a Tahoe-LAFS cloud with a Java client that could connect
> > to the introducer for downloading content without having to funnel the
> > data through a central server.
>
> That'd be pretty cool. Personally, I've been thinking about doing it in
> javascript, as a Firefox extension, which would enable things like
> tahoe: URLs embedded in HTML hrefs. We've got a lot of things to fix
> before either one is feasible.. switching away from Foolscap for the
> storage-server protocol, switching from shared secrets to ECDSA signed
> messages for storage-server operations, getting our favorite crypto
> primitives and FEC libraries available from the target language,
> defining the top-level API that this embedded Tahoe component offers to
> something higher-up in the browser, etc.
>
> cheers,
>  -Brian
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