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 estherschindler on Mon 11th Feb 2008 19:29 UTC
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...with more data, since I have the SOM code here at the bit ranch:

>>As a practical example, imagine that someone created a C++ library that was the answer to all IMAP needs. A developer couldn't access that library from Python, unless she wrote custom code from scratch. And that wouldn't help a developer who uses Java. With SOM, the library would be available no matter which language you chose.<<


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