COM/DCOM on Linux via EntireX (was Working Within the System)

From: Emlyn (pentacle) (
Date: Tue May 02 2000 - 20:37:19 MDT

> Billy Brown wrote:
> > Emlyn (pentacle) wrote:
> > > Completely off topic, my personal continuing investigation of COM (MS
> > > architecture for bits of programs to talk to each other) has led to
> > > interesting information that Linux now has COM, which the Kylix
> > > (Delphi on Linux, a Borland/Inprise project) will use to make Delphi
> work
> > on
> > > Linux, and make Delphi code portable between Windows and Linux (I
> imagine
> > > with severe restrictions).
> >
> > Cool. Is the COM support someone's add-on project, or is it actually
> of
> > a new Linux release?

Actually, I went and checked it out myself.

As far as I can see, DCOM comes to linux curtesy of Software AG and their
product EntireX:

Check this link in particular, for a technical explanation of the stuff
added to Linux to make DCOM (and I think plain old COM) work:

"EntireX DCOM contains an implementation of a subset of the Microsoft Win32
Application Programming Interface (API) on non-Windows platforms. This
implementation has been dubbed "Mutant". "


"The current release does not support the Win32 GUI-related APIs (windows,
controls, drawing primitives etc.). "

There is a free download of the SDK & runtime environment stuff for their
Linux implementation available right now on site:

Mutant - very very funny if you are the geeky type. Ha ha ha!

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