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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: Corba spec / IDL issues
Date Tue, 06 Dec 2005 17:52:40 GMT
On Dec 6, 2005, at 8:56 AM, Alan D. Cabrera wrote:

> Anders Hessellund Jensen wrote, On 12/6/2005 8:21 AM:
>> Therefore, i propose we use the JacORB idl compiler instead of  
>> Suns idlj. This would solve both aforementioned issues.
>> To use it, we would have to bundle it and get it uploaded to the  
>> maven repos, and we would have to modify the idlj plugin to  
>> support using this compiler. Neither should take a huge amount of  
>> work. I would be happy to take care of the plugin modifications  
>> required.
>> Note that the compiler is only used in the build process. It will  
>> not be bundled with the finished product or anything like that. We  
>> are not going to have any GPL-code in the geronimo repository by  
>> using this compiler.
>> Any comments on this issue? Should i move on to integrating the  
>> JacORB compiler with the idlj plugin?
> I don't think that JacORB is properly licensed.  Does anyone know  
> if it's a problem using LGPL jars?
> The ideal solution is to implement and use our own.  I wonder if we  
> could use OpenORB.  Lars?

Um, I was under the impression that using GPL compilers was ok.  Does  
Apache httpd build using gcc?

If we can use the JacORB idlj compiler today, I say we do and  
readdress this issue another day.


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