CORBA's not boring yet. / XML in an OS?

Robb Shecter shecter at
Thu Feb 4 18:01:21 GMT 1999


A little while ago on this list someone said they hope that XML wasn't
going to have the fate of CORBA ... a standard that people asked too
much of, and that is now relegated to the world of boring, overhyped and
underused technologies.

Well, I was reminded about it when I read this month's Linux Journal -
it describes how -both- up and coming desktop environments are basing
major parts of their architectures on CORBA.  KDE's so cool it makes me
want to learn C++. :)

Prediction:  In 3 years, half the people on this list will be using a
corba-based desktop environment.

Anyhow, this naturally makes me wonder - could XML and related ideas
like XSL have a place in an operating system?  Where would they fit in?
KDE and Gnome could be great playgrounds for trying something like this

- Robb

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