OMG to deliver portable component software API

Rohit Khare (
Sun, 17 Mar 96 16:54:58 -0500

By John Pallatto

The Object Management Group next week will announce its Distributed Document
Component API that will allow developers to build platform-independent
software components.

OMG will maintain the API specification which complies with OMG's CORBA
(Common Object Request Broker) specification and uses the Interface Definition
Language standard to let developers build portable software components, said
Chris Stone, president of OMG based in Framingham.

OMG will formally introduce the specification next Thursday.

The most prominent proponents of the Distributed Document Component will be
IBM, Apple Computer Inc. and other developers of Component Integration
Laboratories Inc. who are committed to using the OpenDoc compound document
architecture to develop applications.

Both IBM and Apple will be present at the conference to discuss how their
programming and operating system products will support the API.