Monday, August 29, 2005

EtherYatri.NET on .NET Compact Framework

This blog had been lying virtually unused for quite some time, so I think I'll try to build some momentum by answering some questions from the users of EtherYatri.NET here and hopefully have some interesting discussions too.

Florian asks:

Can you tell me if EtherYatri works with the compact framework from Microsoft, so that I can use it with Handhelds and PDAs?
Nope not as yet. Perhaps you can take EtherYatri.NET in this direction if you're interested. Let me know if you have any comments and/or suggestions.

Are the agents able to communicate with each other or only with the host? I ask that question, because it would be nice, if an agent con check if another agent is working on that computer and ask this agent for some information.
Yes, mobile-agents written using EtherYatri.NET can communicate with each other. In fact, I had paid special attention towards making it easier to communicate between EtherYatri.NET mobile-agents than is possible between mobile-agents written in Java using Aglets. Check the section entitled Simpler inter-agent communication in this document.

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