[omniORB] MacOS Port

Sai-Lai Lo S.Lo@uk.research.att.com
08 Mar 1999 13:07:51 +0000


Thanks for the work.

It is best to be able to use GNUmake and other shell utils to
compile omniORB for MacOS. I suspect this is not possible at the moment.
May be we can do the same as with the OpenVMS port. Bruce give me a set of
OpenVMS specific script files and I distributed it in the source as a zip
file. If anyone wants to build omniORB2 for openVMS, just unzip and overlay the
files onto the source tree. How about doing the same with Codewarrior's
project files? One thing to make sure is that the project files should have
as little dependencies on individual system setup as possible to make it
really easy to build.

I'm willing to merge the modifications to the main source once the Mac port
is completed and tested.

If you prefer, send me a tar-ball and a note on how to build the
stuff. I'll put the tar-ball on our ftp server and put your note to the
contribution web page to let others try it out.


>>>>> Stephen Coy writes:

> I am a significant part of the way through a port of omniORB 2 for MacOS.

> The port uses standard MacOS threads and Open Transport (which has an
> xti-like api). The development environment is Metrowerks Codewarrior.
> However, you will need to use one of the other supported platforms (linux,
> NT, etc) to compile IDL files for now.

> At present, I have all of the "echo" examples working Mac->Mac, Mac->Linux
> and Linux->Mac.

> I am looking for advice on the best way to present this so that others can
> make use of it and (hopefully) contribute some constructive criticism. At
> the moment, I am considering posting an archive on my web site containing
> the Mac only source/project files, plus the half dozen or so files from the
> distribution that have necessarily been changed.

> However, I would like to work towards merging it into the standard omniORB
> release.

> Currently, there is a dearth of freely available ORBs for the Mac.
> Hopefully, this will help rectify the situation.

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