[Python-au] Fnorb

Reinhold Quillen rquillen@ozemail.com.au
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 11:56:23 +1000

Date sent:      	Mon, 25 Feb 2002 16:28:07 -0800 (PST)
From:           	Jack Andrews <effbiae@yahoo.com>
Subject:        	Re: [Python-au] Fnorb
To:             	Reinhold Quillen <rquillen@ozemail.com.au>
Copies to:      	python-au@starship.python.net

> --- Reinhold Quillen <rquillen@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
> > Has anyone used the Fnorb Corba ORB (www.fnorb.org), and if so, what  is your
> > opinion (good, bad, etc.)
> fnorb was the first one i used, then i found it had died
> and i wasn't allowed to fix bugs in it because of the 
> licensing.  BUT!! they've just put it on sourceforge and
> resurrected it and given it a better license and people
> are working on making it work in python 2.x and getting
> rid of the C code (which is unneccesary, even for performance)
>   http://sourceforge.net/projects/fnorb/
> > The other ORB I am looking at is omniORB.
> it's a hard one.  omniORB is /fast/.  i think it's one of
> the fastest ORBs out there.  omniORB has been more actively
> developed over the past year or two, so i'd have to recommend
> omniORBpy until fnorb makes it's next release or two.
> (note that omniorb supports Python2.x but fnorb doesn't, yet)
> but when fnorb gets going again, it'll be pure python, which
> has the associated benefits.

Thanks Jack.

I have downloaded omniORB 3.0.3.

It looks like omniORB is the frontrunner. 

Yes, FNorb's Python 1.5.1 only support is a bummer - 2.0 or later would definitely be the preferred option.