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Microsoft's Component Object Model (COM) architecture has played a major role in the acceptance of the component strategy, as it is embodied in Visual Basic and the standard ActiveX and OCX controls that drive Windows systems. With the release of Windows NT. 4.0, a powerful new dimension to component programming has emerged. Distributed COM (DCOM) allows objects on different computers to communicate through common protocols, including Internet and Web-based protocols.

SOFTWARE AG, working in conjunction with the Windows NT development team at Microsoft, has extended the reach of this powerful object development model. Now, with the availability of DCOM for the Enterprise (DCOM FTE), component communication can span all the systems in an organization, from PC to UNIX to mainframe. And familiar, proven COM interfaces provide the basis for a new generation of powerful, flexible, and adaptable application systems. DCOM FTE (Distributed Component Object Model For the Enterprise).

Current Version:   beta

License Type:   Commercial (current beta verison is free)

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Source Code Availability:   No

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   Yes

Targeted Platforms:

Currently, there are beta versions for Sun Solaris 2.5 (Sparc), Digital UNIX 4.0 (Alpha), IBM MVS 5.2.2 (OS390), Linux 2.0 (Intel).

Software/Hardware Requirements:

For Linux version, you need Linux 2.0.30 or above on Intel platforms, more than 32 MB RAM, 30MB disk space, libc library 5.4.23, linuxthreads, gcc

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