[erlang-questions] What's the status of erl_com, the Erlang-to-COM bridge?

David Mitchell monch1962@REDACTED
Wed Oct 15 06:52:24 CEST 2008

Thanks Jakob and Kenneth for your responses.

I need to hook Erlang to a variety of external applications (MQ, Tibco
Rendezvous, Oracle), none of which have "native" Erlang interfaces but
all have COM interfaces available.  Comet looked like a good fit
(assuming I ran Erlang on a Windows box), but based on your comments
I'll look elsewhere.  That probably means building a C port for MQ and
Tibco, and I may be able to get away with using ODBC for Oracle.

If you need any votes of support to revive COMET within Ericsson,
please let me know ;->

Thanks again

Dave M.

2008/10/15 Kenneth Lundin <kenneth.lundin@REDACTED>:
> Hi,
> The Comet application did never reach more than alfa or maybe beta
> status before we stopped the development due to
> no customers for it. We had to prioritize other things instead.
> It has not been maintained or even used for maybe 7 years or more now.
> It will for sure not even build toegther with the latest release (R12B).
> I have no idea how much work it will be to get it in a useful state.
> We  have no plans to work with it.
> /Kenneth Erlang/OTP team , Ericsson
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 8:43 AM, David Mitchell <monch1962@REDACTED> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I've come across what used to be called the COMET project, or erl_com,
>> which is a bridge between Erlang and COM on Windows.  Unfortunately,
>> all the info I can find on it is several years old, but it would be
>> very useful to me if it was still usable, supportable, etc.
>> Does anyone know the status of this project?  Is it still active (and
>> I haven't been able to find any recent docs)?  Has it been replaced by
>> something else?  Does it still work in R11 or R12?
>> Thanks in advance
>> Dave M.
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