[Gllug] Linux and COM

Nix nix at esperi.org.uk
Sun Feb 13 16:26:20 UTC 2005

On Fri, 11 Feb 2005, Doug Winter suggested tentatively:
> I think it generally hasn't been considered necessary - you can interact with other programs quite effectively using simple tools
> that rely on the textual nature of configuration, data and IPC.
> If you want something like COM however, it's worth looking at Ice:
> http://www.zeroc.com/
> and .NET has some pretty nifty things too.

On the `componentware architectures actively in use', due to the
near-death of Bonobo in GNOME, the only one in real use is KDE's KParts:


This relies in turn on KDE's lightweight DCOP IPC system:


It's not very COM-like, but I consider this an advantage: COM's always
suffered from appalling API bloat and remarkably bad interface design.

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