DCE 1.2.2 released under LGPL license (strategically important for Wine)

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Sun Jan 16 16:23:54 CST 2005

>I already checked out FreeDCE and the newly released DCE-RPC several days
> ago. Neither provides a DCOM implementation, neither resembles what we
> need. We may be able to take some code or ideas from them with some work
> to massage it, but there's not much of use there.

dear mike,

you are correct about DCE 1.2.2 not containing DCOM: it is
FreeDCE that does.

other than that - with all due respect, and if i understand
you correctly: you are wrong [or looking in the wrong place]

see this:


which has been available for just over four years, now.

are you _seriously_ intending to reimplement the DCE/RPC IDL
compiler - because that's what's required!!!

DCOM is DCE/RPC underneath: DCOM even has the uuids and
transports of DCE/RPC.  DCOM is just a c++ wrapper on top of
some underlying c APIs, and from what i can gather, you "up"
the revision numbers of the interfaces, which DCE/RPC can even
do for you.

perhaps i should put you in touch with wez furlong who did
the original FreeDCE DCOM work.

you _cannot_ be serious about reinventing the 250,000 lines
of c code required to properly support DCE/RPC which is a
prerequisite for supporting DCOM.

i can understand the samba team doing that, but _another_
project doing it???

please tell me i am wrong in believing that you are giving
serious consideration to a _third_ DCE/RPC runtime and
development environment, to compete with samba 4's GPL'd
implementation which is in development and with FreeDCE's
complete reference implementation which is available under an
OSF 1.0 BSD-like license.


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