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

From: Emlyn (pentacle) (
Date: Thu May 04 2000 - 21:10:51 MDT

> Emlyn (pentacle) wrote:
> > Please don't taunt me with COM+; I really need them asynchronous goodies
> > right about now.
> Well, you know, you don't actually have to have Windows 2000 to do
> asynchronous components. You can use MSMQ (included in the NT Option Pack)
> to send asynchronous messages to a component, and it usually isn't hard to
> package your parameters as strings in the message body. This is actually
> what Win2K asynchronous components do anyway, behind the scenes - they
> wrap up MSMQ with components that handle the packing & unpacking for you,
> and deal with some incidental problems like dead letters.
> Billy Brown

I didn't know this. I'm just a newbie to COM, etc, after all. How well does
MSMQ mix with COM? Do I deal directly with COM/ActiveX objects (ie: Com
object A sends a message to Com object B)? Or is it outside of the COM
model, meaning that things get messy?


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