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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by panzi on Sun 10th Feb 2008 15:32 UTC
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Isn't there a similar project on that aims to create a abstraction layer for common dialoges based on D-BUS?

And D-BUS is a much better choice for IPC then CORBA. It's a lot easier, it is already used by GNOME and KDE(4)/Qt4, there are bindings for a lot of languages and even the kernel uses it.

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