[erlang-questions] Accessing COM/OLE/ActiveX

Kenneth Lundin <>
Mon Aug 27 18:16:19 CEST 2007


Hi,

We removed Comet for several reasons:
1) The project within Ericsson that required COM support was discontinued.
2) Comet was only in alfa or beta status
3) Lack of someone to maintain it (no finance for suitable person because of 1).

/Kenneth (Erlang/OTP Team at Ericsson)

On 8/27/07, bryan rasmussen <> wrote:
> Was it just lack of someone to maintain it or was it dropped due to an
> evaluation of usage/usefulness - i.e. perhaps on the idea that COM is
> a legacy technology?
>
> Cheers,
> Bryan Rasmussen
>
> On 8/24/07, Jakob Cederlund <> wrote:
> > Nothing took it's place... However, you can still get Comet from an
> > older relase, Erlang/OTP 5.1 (R8B) is the last one, and recompile it
> > with a newer erlang release. (Note that the driver interface has changed
> > a bit.)
> > /Jakob
> >
> >
> > Kevin Kleinfelter wrote:
> > > When Comet was removed from the Erlang distribution, what took its
> > > place?  i.e. Now that Comet is gone, how does a program access a COM
> > > object on the Windows platform?
> > >
> > > TIA
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