RendezVous is Apple’s name for their implementation of ZeroConf networking.
Apple’s developer docs on Rendezvous.
More information on the proposed standard and the technology backing it.
In Jaguar, support for Rendezvous is provided by Mach API, some additions to CFNetwork, and in Cocoa, NSNetService and NSNetServiceBrowser.
Apple has conceptual Docs about RendezVous here:
Apple has announced that they are going to make the source for Rendezvous available shortly. I, for one, am thrilled, because it seems that it might be portable to Windows and the classic MacOS, not to mention other UNIX platforms, which makes my job as a cross-platform game developer a lot easier. Anybody have any more info about this? – RobRix
Yes, Apple have released the source to mDNSResponder into the Darwin CVS - http://developer.apple.com/darwin/projects/rendezvous/ –DiggoryLaycock
MacDevCenter at OReilly has an article on how to integrate RendezVous: http://macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2002/11/08/cocoa.html
Howl http://www.swampwolf.com/products/howl/GettingStarted.html is Rendezvous for Windows, Linux, etc.
Here’s a Java implementation of Rendezvous named JRendezvous:
And a few articles about it too:
http://www.oetrends.com/cgi-bin/page_display.cgi?217 http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/07/29/jrendezvous.html http://webservices.xml.com/pub/a/ws/2003/06/24/rendezvous.html
looks like it won’t be called RendezVous much longer with the lawsuits closing in.
Apple lost the lawsuit brought by TIBCO. They will rename RendezVous to OpenTalk
the name OpenTalk suckkerss.
i like it. it fits, and has history. OpenTalk is a spiritual successor to AppleTalk, except it’s open. it’s way better than the other recent name shifts in the Mac world (Chimera -> Camino, Hydra -> SubEthaEdit)
It doesnt really matter as long as we all keep calling it rendezVous.
The latest has BonJour as the new name for RendezVous. At least it’s WikiFriendly…
Uh, Bonjour is not WikiFriendly, someone has just arbitrary capitalized the J. So it’s exactly as wikifriendly as Rendezvous.