How To Use The UDP Features Of The GT Shared Dictionary

Shared Dictionary has been reconstructed to make use of the new C#/.Net based GT groupware networking toolkit/protocol created largely at the University of Saskatchewan HCI and with some components created by members of the Grouplab.

Because unreliable connections can be extremely useful due to it's greater speed, we have added that feature to the shared dictionary. Entries in the dictionary can be made to be sent via an unreliable protocol by setting the "Unreliable" attribute. This is done by setting the attribute to any value as so:

SD["/entry.unreliable"] = "true";



to return it to being sent via TCP.

Note, changes to the unreliable attribute and the creation/deletion of the entry itself are sent via TCP, only changes to the value are sent via UDP.