Linux/Windows app connection, how?

Josh Scholar joshscholar at
Mon Nov 5 04:27:27 CST 2007

OK.  I need to access COM to do this, and I notice that in "What it WINELIB"
it says "Also missing are some of the more exotic features of Microsoft's
compiler like native COM support".

I'm hoping that "native COM support" just means some new fancy add-on that
wasn't in Visual Studio 6.0, and that I still do COM, but will have to find
old C and IDL examples from Petzold or something like that.

Is that correct?

Unfortunately, I've never really understood COM very well.  Is there an IDL
compiler for WINE?  I  know I need that much.

Josh Scholar

On 11/5/07, Maarten Lankhorst <m.b.lankhorst at> wrote:
> Hello Joshua,
> Joshua Scholar schreef:
> > I really want to have some way to communicate between a Linux program
> and
> > a Windows program running under WINE.  The connection doesn't need to be
> > high speed, a stream is fine - I'm just sending some unicode text.  I'm
> > writing both programs myself, so I can implement this in the easiest
> way,
> > though if there was some way to create and call a Windows COM object
> from
> > Linux, that would be the most direct solution...
> >
> > But reading what I can about WINE, I'm guessing that the only easy thing
> > to do is to write a Windows server application with winegcc and either
> > connect to it through a socket - or to have it spawn a Linux application
> > that it has a stream to.  But I need some sample code to know how to do
> > this, since I don't have too much time to experiment.
> >
> This comes up from time to time, the solution is always compile a
> winelib app with winegcc then use sockets or something to communicate.
> In your server app you can use windows and linux code mixed together.
> Regards,
> Maarten.
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