SIL LSDev Linux Development

Language software for Linux and Mac OS X

But what about Mac?

In the preceding posts, I’ve talked about Linux but not at all about Mac. What are our plans for Mac?

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libcom 0.4.0 released

The libcom COM Support Library version 0.4.0 has been released. This is the first release of libcom. libcom is licensed under the LGPL.

libcom implements a subset of Microsoft COM (Component Object Model) and supports both C++ and C# (via Mono) COM clients and servers on Linux. libcom is similar to ole32.dll in Windows.

libcom can be downloaded from

Update: libcom now has its own web page at

Linux Developers’ Conference

This coming week (May 14-18) we are holding a conference in Calgary for Linux and Mac developers involved with language software development in SIL.

We have 14 people attending, 9 of them from out of town. There are quite a number of others doing Linux and Mac language software development in SIL who were extended an invitation but were unable to come.

Our list of discussion topics for the week is here.