[Release] FrodoComm, and FrodoComm Services Host
Here are the links, explanation below.
FrodoComm Services Host
What is FrodoComm ?
It's an "Asynchronous Extensible Inter-Process Communication Server"
It's purpose is to allow interprocess communication for apps and services
via a common interface. The docs still need to be written, but some uses
are released as source with the app and the services launcher.
What is FrodoComm Services Launcher ?
It is a small inteface that supports "COM" plugins or services, as well
It's primary purpose is to provide a place for hosting services that don't
require an interface, but provide useful things. The services however
do not have to use FrodoComm, so the launcher can be used for other
Who would use either of these ?
Well right now, since there is no developer support, no one :)
But as more developers add support to their apps, the uses
will become obvious. (4 developers commited now, including me)
Any app can join the FrodoComm network, it is not limited to just these
For developers, two interfaces are provided, a user control, and a class
module. FrodoComm.exe itself should not be used directly, the control
or class only should be used, as they are threaded when not run in debug
mode. This prevents blocking.
6 demo plugins with source code are provided for developers to get
their feet wet.
4 in VB6
1 in VB Script
More language examples will follow, including C#, VB.NET, C++, and Delphi.
I hope to be on hand to give out advice and more documentation
as necessary for use.
A list of dependencies for the apps is as follows:
(Links to come, most developers will know how to get these)
--MS XML 4 SP2 or higher
--MS Winsock Control
--MS Script Control
--MS Scripting Runtime
For devs wanting to check it out and start working now, check the app
folders for some instructions and source code. Also a demo app is provided.
Note: To bring ServicesHost visible after launching, either relaunch, or
press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER.
I know I haven't explained enough, but maybe you devs can ask the right
questions so I can rectify this. :)