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Bonobo vs. CORBA (Was: [SLUG] Miguel's "Unix Sucks" Paper)
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- Subject: Bonobo vs. CORBA (Was: [SLUG] Miguel's "Unix Sucks" Paper)
- From: Roland Turner <raz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Aug 11 21:45:02 2000
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John Wiltshire wrote:
> However it is fairly clearly COM -> Bonobo, not DCOM -> Bonobo (Gnome
> already used CORBA and switched to Bonobo because CORBA didn't quite fit).
I won't argue the COM heritage either way, but will point out that Gnome
did not "switch" from CORBA to Bonobo. CORBA is (broadly) an
architecture for brokering requests between objects, in a
language/OS/CPU-type/location transparent fashion. Bonobo is a component
architecture, expressed as a series of CORBA interfaces.