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While useful and stable, this protocol is far from perfect. Here is a short list of things the current developers would like to change in future versions of the protocol. The list is not sorted.
All changes will be made in a backwards compatible way. Clients will still be able to use the old requests.
Misc-Infoarray should be integrated into the
Text-Stat. There should be one array of recipients, one of texts that comments this text, and so on. This would make the
Misc-Infotype obsolete. (This is bug 134.)
Text-Stat. They should probably be separated from the
Text-Stat; retrieving the
Text-Statshould only indicate which aux-items that exists. (This is bug 135.)
One way to fix this is to remove the
original bit and
followups-to field in the
Doing this in a backwards-compatible way requires some thought...
In the future, a new call might be added, so that a client can give
the server explicit permission to reorder the replies. The client
would then have to rely on the
ref-no to match each reply to
the corresponding call. (This is
For more information about potential future changes, see Bugzilla @ Lysator. The above list is in no way complete.