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'OmniORB' is an Object Request Broker (ORB) which implements version 2.3 of the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA). It supports the C++ and Python language bindings, is fully multithreaded, uses IIOP as the native transport, and comes complete with a COS Naming Service. omniORB is possibly the fastest available C++ ORB. As of version 3.0.5, this project is no longer sponsored by ATT Labs.


User's guide available in HTML, PDF, PostScript formats from


Download version 4.0.5 (stable)
released on 18 October 2004

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey18 July 2001

Leaders and contributors

Duncan Grisby Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build Python 1.5.2 or greater
Required to use Python 1.5.2 or greater for the IDL compiler. A minimal version containing just enough functionality is available for some common platforms.

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 24 May 2008.


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