- Dependencies =================
- g++ 4.8 or 4.9
- GNU make
- p≡p Engine (which needs gpgme-thread, a patched libetpan, libboost-system-dev)
It comes with libevent 2.20, that needs GNU autohell to build. :-/ Maybe Debian Jessie's version 2.0 also works well, I never tried.
- Build ==========
build p≡p Engine
first build libevent, see libevent-2.0.22-stable/README (a user-install in $HOME/local/ is fine)
edit the library and include paths server/Makefile so p≡p & libevent will be found
run "make" in the server/ path
- Running ============
call some functions ("version()" or "get_gpg_path()" should work just fine)
- Extending / Customizing ============================
The 'FunctionMap function' in mt-server.cc defines which functions are callable via the JSON-RPC interface. The existing entries show the syntax of that map.
At the moment only functions with a non-void return type ere supported. It is possible to extend the FunctionMap to support also void-returning functions if desired, but it would require more template specializations in function_map.hh etc. The alternative is a helper function that calls the void function and just returns a dummy value.
The current implementation supports input and output parameters, no "inout".
For each type there must exist specializations of the template classes "In" (for input parameters) and "Out" (for output parameters). The linker will tell you, which specializations are needed. ;-)
The specializations for "generic types" are in function_map.cc
The specializations for "p≡p-specific types" are in pep-types.cc
- TODO =========
Add unit tests (I'd suggest GoogleTest/gtest? Any complaints?)
Fix the bugs that are found by the Unit tests, if any.
Let's generate all the tedious boiler plate code
- the content of pep-types.cc
- perhaps the FunctionMap 'function' in mt-server.cc
Adapt the "p≡p Transport API", when it is final. (either manually or by code generator, if ready)