Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Apr 2008 20:14 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft will make available the preliminary versions of technical documentation for the protocols built into Microsoft Office 2007, SharePoint Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2007. This documentation, which defines how these high-volume Microsoft products communicate with some of its other products, is 14000 pages and is in addition to the 30000 pages posted when the software giant first introduced its new Interoperability Principles last month. They will be made available April 8."
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RE[4]: OpenOffice
by kaiwai on Thu 10th Apr 2008 02:35 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: OpenOffice"
kaiwai
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't we have something similar (on Linux at least) in the form of D-Bus? Is this Microsoft's version of it and can D-Bus be implemented in Windows, or is this something else entirely?


DBUS has nothing to do with this; DBUS is merely an ipc to allow communication between applications - which replaces what exists in GNOME and KDE.

There needs to be implemented protocols to allow communication between the OpenOffice.org and Microsoft products, and Microsoft only accept their protocols when it comes to communicating with Microsoft products (for obvious reasons).

So I'll repeat, Dbus has NOTHING to do with it.

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