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Summit 2023 breakout: CoAP future brainstorming =============================================== Notetaking: emmanuel - chrysn: Presents his assorted ideas about driver-based CoAP, possibly on top of existing implementations - martine: I need to check in the app if the context format is what I expect. THat's not good - chrysn: the level of abstraction we have is responsible for that. Would be good to have a higher level abstraction. However the dispatch should benefit from being at lower level. - martine: yes, in my dns over coap implem it would help quite a bit - chrysn: the question is how to do that best, have no concrete ideas yet on that. - martine: ideas? input on that? Anyone? - chrysn: had a precursor discussion on that in helsinki, but since then, nanocoap and gcoap have drifted farther apart - martine: will you use C or Rust? Traits could be a benefit here - chrysn: I expect to do some prototyping in Rust, but should also have a non-Rust version. Most importantly we need a concrete proposal - Michel: is there a concrete/strong reason to have these interfaces separated? - chrysn: gcoap and nanocoap fundamentally differ on client side for instance. - Ben: one confusion is about the fact that nanocoap is message parser for... gcoap - chrysn: not too much a fan of nanocoap sock approach - Ben: could keep the nanocoap sock open and pass around - chrysn: but this does not really work for the server side - Karl: so downside of gcoap is it requires an extra thread. downside of nanocoap is it is not so practical for server side - Ben: seems to me that gcoap is a lot less maintainable than nanocoap - chrysn: have different experience, I get timeout if I send a too large message to nanocoap, whereas it is fixed in gcoap (get proper error message) since quite some time - chrysn: should we deprecate some stuff here? Do we still have the tools to do that? (We used to do that at some point, although not so easy in C) - martine: a macro or something? - Emmanuel: need to wrap up - chrysn: key takeway: if you use coap, watch out for deprecation messages. - martine: session was meant to be more brainstorming anyways ;) - chysn: can Michel send over a pointer to his student exercices with CoAP? - martine: maybe we could partly work on that for the upcoming Prague IETF hackathon? With willing students too?