Questions about the Backend Interface

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
06 Mar 2001 16:43:24 -0500

<> writes:

> > Hrm.  Then perhaps the best way to 'trigger' an event is to have the
> > server push the new data to the backend, and the backend can then push
> > it into the engine and notify the engine that the data has changed?
> Yes.  Although the last step can be skipped: the backend itself
> can trigger the event mechanism to tell the gui that something changed 
> (using suspend_events and resume_events in gnc-event.c, I beleive).

Ahh, wonderful.  Then all I need to do is create an 'update' callback.
I wonder if it's safe to perform callbacks on single items, or if I should
allow lists of updates to be pushed from the server?

> --linas


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