[Pipet Devel] Snazzy CVS commits

jarl van katwijk jarl at casema.net
Sat Aug 5 17:38:35 EDT 2000

> Yuppers. This feature has actually been in there for a while and so the
> IDL is "semi-stable" (although now we might make a few name changes to
> make things more compiant with our current naming scheme for things). All
> of the communication is through a CORBA interface (no cheating at all :-)
> so we are ready at any time for someone to write a user interface in a
> different language. Additionally, the user interface should not have to
> access the filesystem at all, so we should be able to run a user
> interface on one machine and the definition layer on another. Of course,
> right now things are just set up to run everything on the same machine,
> but in the future we should be able to add hooks to do stuff like this
> without too many problems. Now I remember why I like CORBA so much :-)

Sounds good!
I'm currently working on rewriting the BL sources so that they use OOP C++ Corba
code, and will use this specialised software http://www.cs.utah.edu/flux/flick/
for IDL compilation. Maybe we can make the autoconfigure so that it tries to use
Flick, and if it's not availeble it falls back on the default OMNIorb idl


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