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From: Jonathan Franklin (franklin.jonathan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-02 13:47:44

On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 1:50 AM, Bjørn Roald <bjorn_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> The problem as I see it, with ICE and other frameworks
> like it, is the fact that there are others like them that they usually
> are not compatible in critical ways.

Like I said in a previous post, you can build the New Thing on top of IIOP.

Also, if you're not using the same object model (as defined in IDL), then
you're not compatible anyway, whether everyone uses CORBA or not.

We struggled for many years to get developers in the defense test &
evaluation community to start using the same OM. Turned out to be terribly
difficult, and only had marginal success. No one wanted to play nicely
together. Hopefully they've made more progress since I left.

> If everybody try to make their own
> standards we will not have any.

If everyone spends all their time trying to "fix" CORBA, we'll *never* get
anything better. One simply needs look at the last 15 years of CORBA
history to see this.

I consider CORBA to be a Pinto, and just can't get excited about spending a
bunch of effort in restoring it (to borrow an automotive analogy).

But there is clearly interest from others out there, so it's probably not as
hopeless as I think.


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