On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 04:51:38AM +0900, Marcin Raczkowski wrote:
> On Sunday 13 May 2007 12:54, Brian Candler wrote:
> > On Sun, May 13, 2007 at 07:05:29PM +0900, Marcin Raczkowski wrote:
> > > DRb - Distributed Ruby
> > > i think that answers your question, read pickaxe, read documentation on
> > > DRb - there're links to tutorials - especially segment7 - they are hard
> > > to understand but ... well they are :D
> >
> > There's also http://wiki.rubygarden.org/Ruby/page/show/DRbTutorial
> >
> > But DRb by itself is just remote procedure calls. A full distributed
> > computing environment may expect more than that (hence Rinda)
> 
> RINDA is preatty much just one class that lets you find other DRb services.

I don't believe that's true (you may be thinking of a ring server). Rinda is
a Ruby implementation of Linda, aka Tuplespace in Java, which has defined
semantics for inserting and removing messages into a shared space.

http://www.lindaspaces.com/book/index.html