OmniORB(py) compared to ICE? (was: ANNOUNCE: Ice 2.0 released)

Joshua Adam Ginsberg joshg at
Wed Dec 15 23:05:14 CET 2004

On Wed, 2004-12-15 at 22:48 +0100, Wolfgang Keller wrote:
> > "The Internet Communications Engine (Ice) is a modern alternative to 
> > object middleware such as CORBA™ or COM/DCOM/COM+. Ice is easy to learn, 
> > yet provides a powerful network infrastructure for demanding technical 
> > applications. Ice shines where technologies such as SOAP or XML-RPC are 
> > too slow, or do not provide sufficient scalability or security.
> Did anyone (preferrably someone who's independent from the suppliers - no
> flamewars please) ever compare OmniORB and ICE, especially the Python
> interfaces of both, concerning:
> - functionality offered
> - development efficiency
> - performance & ressource requirements
> - stability, implementation quality etc.?
> TIA,
> Best regards,
> Wolfgang Keller

No flamewar intended, but I've been having a lot of fun with the Python
bindings for DBUS. The documentation needs a little touchup work (read:
the documentation needs to be written), but they've designed a lovely
IPC with differing security scopes for system-wide event notification
and local-user event notification. Even better, it's fd.o approved :


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