Re: Working Within the System

From: Emlyn (pentacle) (
Date: Tue May 02 2000 - 19:40:28 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 the
> > interesting information that Linux now has COM, which the Kylix project
> > (Delphi on Linux, a Borland/Inprise project) will use to make Delphi
> on
> > Linux, and make Delphi code portable between Windows and Linux (I
> > with severe restrictions).
> Cool. Is the COM support someone's add-on project, or is it actually part
> a new Linux release?

I'll find out more about it. More factually, I'll send this to a friend of
mine who is keeping closer watch on such issues, and perhaps he can shed
some light on it.

> > More interesting than that is the very real idea
> > that a heterogeneous network of Linux & Windows machines can have
> > communicating via COM (more correctly DCOM), which is really a very high
> > level communications architecture. So some really hardcore
> interoperability
> > between Linux and Windows is becoming available.
> It will certainly be an improvement over building XML wrappers or using
> message queues to build cross-platform bridges. Now if only we could
> convince the Java camp to bother implementing a communications bridge...

So people are still using Java?

(*just kidding*)

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