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
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
> THAT DOES NOT EXIST ELSEWHERE*.
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
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