[h323plus] [Openh323gk-developer] Question about new ASN compiler

Zygmuntowicz Michal m.zygmuntowicz at onet.pl
Tue Nov 6 03:38:42 EST 2007

I agree - GnuGk is not an endpoint, so its requirements
for an embedded hardware can be a bit higher than
it's in the case of an oridinal VoIP CPE.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jan Willamowius" <jan at willamowius.de>
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 10:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Openh323gk-developer] Question about new ASN compiler

> Hi.
> a smaller memory foot print would of course be nice, but the current
> size isn't much of a problem for GnuGk. I'd have to take see some
> examples of the new interface to get a clearer picture, but I would
> guess GnuGk would be hit pretty hard by those changes since GnuGk
> doesn't use much of the framework hiding the ASN classes. Thus I'd
> prefer to keep the old parser.
> Regards,
> Jan
> Craig Southeren wrote:
>> To all,
>> Some time ago, an independent group of developers created a new ASN
>> compiler based on the original code provided released by OPAL/OpenH323.
>> This code created by this compiler has been used in several commercial
>> projects that I have been involved in, and it definitely works.
>> The big advantage is that the code created by this compiler is MUCH
>> smaller at run-time that the original OPAL/H.323 code. As in ten times
>> smaller.
>> The big disadvantage is that the code created by this compiler is very
>> different from the code created by the old compiler. The code uses C++
>> templates heavily, and there is no way to make it look similar.
>> Robert and I have not considered introducing this new compiler to date
>> because of the problems it would cause.
>> But, we would like to hear the opinions of other people about this code.
>> If the general consensus is that people would like to see it used, then
>> we will put in the work to make it happen. If the general consensus is
>> that people do think it is worth the hassle, then we will stop worrying
>> about it :)
>> I've copied this message to both the h323plus and GnuGk lists as this
>> decision has obvious ramifications for both projects
>>     Craig
> -- 
> Jan Willamowius, jan at willamowius.de, http://www.gnugk.org/

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