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

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Tue Jan 18 06:57:15 CST 2005

> As it is, the DCE-RPC code already in Wine CVS is more than
> enough for now.  If we need to extend it later using code from
> FreeDCE may be possible, but right now we :

> b) Have a DCOM implementation that does not use RPC

 ?  uhn??

 sorry, are you saying that no data goes out over-the-wire over
 a network, in your implementation?

 as i understand it, the only way for DCOM to not use RPC is
 for you to implement COM, not DCOM.

> Just to make this point perfectly clear *WE ARE WRITING CODE

 from what rob has said, i am sorry to have to inform you that that is
 not _entirely_ accurate, but i appreciate your effort to reassure me
 that it is, and i _do_ recognise that there is no free software
 implementation of IMonikers, etc. all those bits.

 however, there _is_ overlap, and you _have_ duplicated the
 efforts of FreeDCE wrt the IDL compiler.

 as i mentioned about the sharp requirement for "interoperability", if
 you have stuck to the _exact_ letter of the IDL file format, and other
 areas, making it possible to use either your home-grown IDL compiler or
 dceidl _should_ be a trivial task.

 if you know of any source of funds that can be made available and put
 mine and wez's way, i would be delighted to assist you in merging
 what you have with FreeDCE, such that the Wine project can benefit from
 automatically receiving NTLMSSP and "Named Pipe" compatibility, and
 network capability.

 for free.


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