Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Feb 2008 14:12 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation "It just might be possible for Linux desktop users to get one of OS/2's best features: SOM (System Object Model). Of course, many of you are asking, 'SOM, What's the heck is SOM?' I'll tell you. It's a CORBA object-oriented shared library. Those of you who aren't programmers are doubtlessly staring cross-eyed at the screen right about now. For you: SOM is an easy-to-use universal programming library that both KDE and GNOME developers could use to create programs that would work in any Linux desktop environment."
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XPCOM
by jonsmirl on Sun 10th Feb 2008 14:49 UTC
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2005-07-06

If Gnome and KDE were going to get a common object model shouldn't it be XPCOM from Mozilla? But XPCOM has been freely available for ten years now and neither Gnome nor KDE have picked it up. Instead we get object model bridges. Why would things be any different with IBM's SOM?

XPCOM and Xulrunner is a path to off-line web apps.

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