[Python-au] Fnorb

Drew Whitehouse Drew.Whitehouse@anu.edu.au
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 12:06:42 +1100


We develop distributed applications here that have to go into a high
availability, low maintenance environments and I've always been
frightened at the complexity of things like omniORB, and usually jury
rig systems on top of sockets that do the job (devil you know is
better that the devil you don't sort of thing). Do you guys have any
experience with using these systems in anger and care to share you
experiences ?


-----Original Message-----
From: python-au-admin@starship.python.net
[mailto:python-au-admin@starship.python.net]On Behalf Of Reinhold
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 12:56 PM
To: python-au@starship.python.net
Subject: Re: [Python-au] Fnorb

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>
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> --- 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.


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