Will DCOM98 be pulled?

Ove Kaaven ovek at arcticnet.no
Thu Jan 8 07:11:28 CST 2004

tor, 08.01.2004 kl. 12.52 skrev Mike Hearn:
> On Wed, 2004-01-07 at 23:39, Ove Kaaven wrote:
> > Well, I've done about as much as I dared do without knowing exactly what
> > plans you have. After all, widl can *not* link to oleaut32 since widl is
> > not a Winelib app (and wasn't meant to be since someday we may want widl
> > to generate some of the .c and .h files used by Wine DLLs such as
> > oleaut32 at build time, instead of putting the generated files into
> > CVS). My original plan was to use stdio to write typelibs straight from
> > widl, not to use ICreateTypeLib.
> OK, I thought I'd CC this to Alexander so he realises this, I must admit
> I had just assumed widl was a winelib app like all the others.

Huh? None of the other programs in tools/ are Winelib either AFAIK.

> To be honest, as we might one day have to implement ICreateTypeLib
> anyway (and i think Alexander mentioned he wanted these for his own
> project anyway), it seems like a lot of extra work to do this once in
> widl and again in oleaut32. Is being able take generated files out of
> CVS really that big a gain? We already ship quite a few (wineserver,
> build system, idl->h) and it doesn't really cause problems.

I'm just saying that wasn't what it was supposed to be. But nothing a
little rewriting can't change if we don't care about circular
dependencies I guess, though the common typelib library (which Robert
Shearman mentioned) would also be a solution.

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