Feature #365

LIRC: migrate to TCP/IP sockets.

Added by Carlo Bramini about 3 years ago.

Status:New Start date:November 02, 2013
Priority:Minor Due date:
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According to this page:


"LIRC can use both UNIX-domain sockets and TCP/IP sockets for client/server communications. Since UNIX-domain sockets don't exist under Windows, only Internet-domain (TCP/IP) sockets are used. The WinLIRC server listens on TCP port 8765 by default. Client/server communications are otherwise identical (with a few exceptions)."

Actually, the current LIRC plugin included with Audacious relies on the API provided by lirc_client, which it is based on UNIX sockets and so it is absent in the LIRC port for Windows.
As a feature for the future, to improve portability, it may be worth to migrate to TCP/IP sockets, since they should guarantee an high compatibility between the two different platforms.

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