[RC5] A look towards the future (?)

Greg Hewgill greg at hewgill.com
Sat Apr 24 01:39:13 EDT 1999

On Sat, Apr 24, 1999 at 02:04:17AM +0200, Richard Menedetter wrote:
> Sorry to say so ... but I don't care about the OGR Project.

No offense taken - we certainly recognize that everybody has their own
preferences on what project(s) to do. We want to make that choice as broad as

> The thing I want very much is a client, which can participate in many
> projects.

Adding OGR (or other non-crypto project) is the first step in the realization
of such a design. So far, the distributed.net client has had a single type of
project to work with. We have rearranged much of the code internally to support
multiple types of projects.

>  GH> The OGR project is scheduled to be included in a version 2.8 client.
>  GH> OGR was not intended to be a "v3-only" project.
> I see it the other way round.
> I don't care about OGR, but a V3 client is VERY essential.

Absolutely. My statement was intended to clear up a misconception that our
plans for an OGR client were somehow affected by the distributed.net/Cosm

> What are the new plans for v3 ... will it have the capability to exchange the
> projects ... (eg change between many projects)

Absolutely. See Decibel's recent post to this list about that.

Greg Hewgill
distributed.net Coding Team

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