[erlang-questions] Accessing COM/OLE/ActiveX

Jakob Cederlund <>
Tue Aug 28 17:55:23 CEST 2007


If there is any interest in it, I can port comet it to R11B, and fix 
some of the known problems (e.g. removing features that never worked), 
but it will have to be maintained as a contribution, not as part of OTP.
/Jakob

Kenneth Lundin wrote:
> 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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