[tao-users] Debian 8 production.

Johnny Willemsen jwillemsen at remedy.nl
Thu Feb 11 13:45:51 CST 2016


>     So, if I understand well, if we cannot work on source splitting, we have
>     the following choices:
>     1) fix the licensing problem. I guess that if it is not fixed yet, there
>     is some complex issues involved.
> The problem is some files in the IDL generator belong to Sun
> Microsystems. The license is incompatible with the Debian guidelines
> and, IIRC, it may even be incompatible with other files in TAO.
> An alternative IDL generator (C++11-based) has been under development
> for some time but so far, it has not replaced TAO because it is
> incomplete. Johnny may have more details, I think it was being developed
> by Remedy.

One idea years ago was to create a new IDL to C++ backend for our Ruby
IDL Compiler (see http://www.remedy.nl/products/ridlc.html) but that is
a lot of work, probably several man years of work. Something that has to
be funded by someone.

Best regards,

Johnny Willemsen
Remedy IT

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