[Mono-list] Some news about a CORBA ORB implementation for .Net framework

Michael Meeks michael@ximian.com
23 Sep 2002 11:36:41 +0100

Hi Sergio,

On Sat, 2002-09-21 at 19:36, Sergio Perani wrote:
> I started an implementation of a CORBA ORB for .Net framework, that 
> should work also with Mono.

	It would be great if you could re-use the ORBit2 infrastructure; for
many reasons:

	a) Code re-use, while marshalling is fairly trivial, there is a 
	   great wealth of problems that you can hit, particularly:
		* Interoperability - lots of subtlties here
		* Profile management - fun stuff here too
		* Socket communications - similarly
		* Security ... etc.

	b) In-proc ABI, ORBit2 has an ABI that would let C bindings for
	   Mono objects not go through a complex Marshal to a socket,
	   de-marshal from a socket [ even in-proc ] process, but do 
	   direct cross language calls, between eg. Guile, Python,
	   Mono, C

	My main concern is a) really, code-reuse; this is rather more important
to my mind than a 'pure' Mono impl.



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