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RE: C COM objects?
- From: "Michael D. Crawford" <crawford at goingware dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 23:10:58 -0500
- Subject: RE: C COM objects?
- Organization: GoingWare Inc. - Expert Software Development and Consulting
Hi Michael, I remembered your sig from a Slashdot article :)
If COM and OLE are similar beasties,
OLE is built on top of COM. Historically, Microsoft came up with OLE to do
component GUI stuff, but had to find a way for programs to use components from
other programs, and COM is the solution they found. I don't think OLE is
considered all that important anymore, but COM has found uses quite far beyond
its inventors' original purposes.
It seems most of the OLE/COM stuff should work more or less fine in Cygwin with
a bit of tweaking.
I'll give ZooLib another try. If I can build ZooLib with Cygwin, that will mean
that ZooLib can be built with gcc on all the platforms that ZooLib supports (Mac
OS, Windows, Linux and BeOS). I think that would encourage its acceptance as a
framework for writing open source software, if one isn't required to use an
expensive compiler to build Windows software with it.
Michael D. Crawford
GoingWare Inc. - Expert Software Development and Consulting
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