[Mono-dev] Mono COM support question

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Mon Mar 3 07:07:58 EST 2008

On Mon, 2008-03-03 at 11:58 +0200, Sebi Onofrei wrote:
> The problem is that now I need to use COM communication. I will have to 
> use Flix Engine from On2 and as I discovered reading
> their documentation / how-tos, I sorta' need this. (functions like 
> "Type.GetTypeFromProgID("xyz")" for example are not
> yet implemented)

Whether this will ever be implemented on Linux is best answered by
Jonathan Chambers.

Regardless, it is highly unlikely that the On2 Flix engine will work via
COM on Linux, so if you need Linux support it won't happen.  You would
instead need to, at minimum, use Win32 Mono hosted on Wine instead of
Linux Mono, in addition to getting ProgID support within Mono's Win32
COM support.

> Can I know when COM support will be added? Or can anyone help me a bit 
> solving this communication? There's this SDK from
> On2 that I have to use. There is a version for linux of their SDK, but 
> any suggestions about how to solve this the right way will be
> appreciated.

If you intend to run on Linux, I would suggest looking at their Linux
SDK, which in all likelihood is _not_ based on COM.

 - Jon

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