how to connect to com object "outside" from wine?

Ove Kaaven ovek at
Sun Feb 22 18:15:24 CST 2004

søn, 22.02.2004 kl. 22.49 skrev Robert van Herk:
> maman yonatan wrote:
> >so if I understand you properly, you say that there is
> >no way doing from _outside_ of wine (no matter what
> >kind of com object I have), is that correct?
> >
> Of course there is a way: you could make your own remote procedure call 
> mechanism. Might be a very cool project, actually, to make an interface 
> to call objects living a wine, that makes COM accessible from unix!
> However, it will be quite some work. You probably need a server kind of 
> application that lives in Wine, and a client application that lives in 
> Linux. Then, you got to make sure that the linux app can connect with 
> the server, and issue procedure calls to the wine server. Finally, the 
> wine server should forward actual calls into COM, and return the result 
> value back to the linux client.

I still think it would be better to use the Samba RPC client libraries
to interact with Wine's RPC implementation (rpcrt4). You wouldn't need
to implement a custom server to achieve that, it would just work, and be
more efficient.

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