… and what is this RALLY thing, anyways?
RALLY is an architecture and a set of specs form Microsoft that describes how to create devices that will easily configure themselves into a Microsoft centric network, with a heavy focus on home networking at this time. Here is their overview site:
A couple of important technologies include:
- PnP-X Plug and Play Extensions – This will allow external devices on the network to link themselves into the Windows OS and appear to the OS as Windows devices.
- LLTD Link Layer Topology Discovery – the name says it all …
- Web Services Profile for Devices – I sense a candidate for another round of OSP.. or maybe not?
Now the question at hand is, how this program will possibly integrate with J2ME, Jini and JXTA. Any ideas anybody?