1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 28, 2016 7:33 PM by johnrellis

    Opinions - LrSocket or LrHttp with polling?

    AdamHudsonNall Level 1

      I am developing a plugin that requires two way communication with Lightroom and my external API.

       

      Does anyone have any opinions based on experience of the various communication protocols?

       

      I have read the forums, researched the SDK, and even created some proof of concept plugins for testing. I am seeking opinions based on real world experience with the various communication protocols (writing to external file, LrHttp, LrSocket) and how they performed.

       

      My testing using LrSocket communication works OK but I can see where issues around resiliency may arise. I am considering weather using LrHttp with polling would be a more "durable" / less error prone method of communication.

       

      Thanks for your thoughts!

        • 1. Re: Opinions - LrSocket or LrHttp with polling?
          johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

          In the past, people have posted here about successes with both LrHttp and LrSocket.  I've seen some queries posted here about some SSL issues with LrHttp.  With LrSocket, some have posted here queries about subtleties in getting it to work initially.  I haven't seen anything posted to suggest the LrSocket would be unreliable.

          My testing using LrSocket communication works OK but I can see where issues around resiliency may arise. I am considering weather using LrHttp with polling would be a more "durable" / less error prone method of communication.

          What issues are you seeing?