Client/Server - please straighten out the terms

Randy McMurchy randy at
Wed Feb 2 11:49:56 PST 2005

Matthew Burgess wrote these words on 02/02/05 13:38 CST:

> The client provides an iterface to the user.  This User Interface is 
> used to choose which profiles to run, validate those profiles, then pass 
> them to the server.
> The server is a daemon which listens for connections from the client, 
> receives profiles down that connection and processes those profiles 
> (i.e. converts them into commands to be run, and executes those 
> commands).  It will also have to pass status information back up to the 
> client, so the user interface can display error messages, etc. to the user.

Thanks, Matt, for the explanation. This is sort of what I had in
mind, but Jeremy H's last message confused me.

However, I'm with those that think client-server is confusing

I think that User-Interface Host (UI host) and build-target would
be much easier to understand.

It is for me anyway.


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