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CORBA::ORBit 0.4.3 ================== CORBA::ORBit is a Perl binding for ORBit. It is based on code from my earlier module CORBA::MICO, which was a binding for MICO. Status ====== Most things work in this release. You can write clients and servers using a large fraction of the ORBit types. Some things don't - WChar and WString types are not yet implemented; and the POA implementation is not complete. The interface-repository interface needs some work. First, the ORBit interface repository needs to be finished. Finally, it would be nice to be able to do same-address-space communication with a C ORBit interface. To do this requires some trickery and rewriting in ORBit so that you can marshal to a buffer then demarshal in the same process. Installation ============ To compile and run this package, you'll need to have ORBit, version 0.5.0 or better installed. (CORBA::ORBit triggers bug in the support for typecodes in earlier versions of orbit.) Information about ORBit is available from: http://www.labs.redhat.com/orbit/ The latest version of ORBit is available from: ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ORBit/ RPM's for redhat 6.0 and 6.1 are available from: ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/gnome-1.0.53/redhat/ You'll also need Graham Barr's Error module - available from CPAN in the directory: http://www.perl.com/CPAN/authors/id/GBARR/ And a reasonable recent version of Perl. (This has been tested with perl5.004_04, and perl5.005_03. perl5.005_02 had a problem where uncaught exceptions didn't get properly stringified.) Once you have ORBit installed, to build this package, simply type: perl Makefile.PL make The package then can be installed by executing the command: make install Trying it Out ============= Run the Perl server program in the background: perl -Mblib server & And then run the client program: perl -Mblib client You should see output that looks something like: ---------- Using /home/otaylor/work/orbit-perl/blib Oops. I don't have that much money (I need +99083.35 more) Balance is +916.65 Favorite color is chartreuse Lottery numbers are 1 2 3 4 Nickname is Grumpy /****\ ; ; [ O O ] l \ l ; -- ; ;;;; Favorite color is now chartreuse As an any: favorite color is now chartreuse As an any: nickname is now Grumpy 2 * 1,000,000,000,0000 pennies = 20000000000000 pennies Withdrawing $100,000 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Caught Exception: CORBA::OBJECT_NOT_EXIST ('IDL:omg.org/CORBA/OBJECT_NOT_EXIST:1.0') (0, COMPLETED_NO) Non-existent object, delete reference , while counting with a destroyed counter Successful completion ---------- Trying the GTK Demo =================== To use this demo you must have GTK installed on your system and the Kenneth Albanowski's Gtk module for perl (version 0.5 or later). Both are available from ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gtk Run two copies of the 'tictactoe' program perl -Mblib tictactoe & perl -Mblib tictactoe & Documentation ============= General information about a mapping of CORBA onto Perl is in the available in the file 'ORBit/mapping.pod'. This POD document can be viewed on the screen using the 'perldoc' program: perldoc ORBit/mapping.pod or converted to a variety of formats, for example: pod2html ORBit/mapping.pod > ORBit/mapping.html They will also be installed as manual pages. The HTML form can also be found at: http://people.redhat.com/otaylor/corba/mapping.html License ======= This work is Copyright Owen Taylor, 1998-1999, and licensed under the terms of the GNU Library General Public License (LGPL) See the included file LICENSE-LGPL for details. The contents of the file constsub.c are from the Perl distribution and licensed accordingly.