On Sep 14, 2005, at 7:55 AM, smog zer wrote:
> The Internet Communications Engine (Ice) is a modern alternative to
> object middleware such as CORBA=99 or COM/DCOM/COM+, with support for
> C++, Java, Python, PHP, C#, and Visual Basic.
> 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. For a comparison between Ice and CORBA,
> please see this page.
> Ice is free software, available with full source, and released under
> the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). Commercial licenses
> are available for customers who wish to use Ice for closed-source
Sounds like it could be very useful. Player 2.0's new library=20
decomposition allows for the implementation of different transport=20
layers, of which ICE could certainly be one. I would recommend waiting=20=
for the release of Player 2.0 before starting on this project, to make=20=
sure that the API has stabilized.