From: Richard Vaughan <vaughan@hr...> - 2002-11-01 02:07:36
after talking to BG & AH today, here are the Stage world file semantics
Interfaces will be separated from models in 1.3, to match Player's new
Top-level worldfile tokens will specify a 'model' - equivalent to a
'driver' in Player 1.3. Each model has a default 'interface', identical to
the interface in Player. Each model will return its world file token in a
This is different to Player's config, in which the interface is primary
and uses a default driver. I'd like to match Player, but because Stage
objects do not necessarily have a Player interface, it doesn't make sense
to do so here.
I'll figure out tomorrow if anything needs to be added to
the stage device in Player to make this work. I hope there will be nothing
or very little, so that Brian can release Player in advance of Stage if
I'm dragging my heels behind the team :)
By the way, with all the new internals, is there a case for a 2.0 release
code? I hate version inflation as much as the next guy, but this is quite
a different beast. And both Player-2 and Stage-2 have nice rings to them!
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