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--Manager 11:59, 5 March 2008 (MST)


I am sorry to bother you guys from your important work. I work for a very small company and have tasked with porting a large windows app with lots of COM code in it to Linux.

The description of libcom on

apparently written by Mark Strobert, sounds like almost exactly what I need. If you could be so kind as to tell me how how to get COMLibrary.h and any other files associated with parsing .idl file and turning them into a form that would compile with g++ I would really appreciate it.


Larry larryDOTrystromATamgmicroDOTcom (with obvious replacement of DOT and AT)

Ground-up Cross-platform development in at least 3 locations

"We are trying to reach a point where LSDev software is developed in a cross-platform manner, targeting all three platforms simultaneously." I like that. I'm also wondering how that is going to work with Microsoft Windows developers working on their pieces of the puzzle in Waxhaw and Dallas, with Linux/Mac OS experts working in Calgary...

I think it can work, but it has the same challenges as any other remote work. I'm wondering if it might make sense to have a Linux advocate/porter/tester/developer on site at both Waxhaw and Dallas, too... --Kahunapule 00:54, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

You make a good point. We do have some mechanisms in place, such as a regular schedule of branching and merging within the source repo (Perforce) and staff visits back and forth between Calgary and the other locations. However, we could do more, and I like your "advocate" idea. We'll pursue that. --Neil Mayhew 13:07, 24 October 2008 (UTC)