After a while struggling with my poor process management infrastructure, I decided to implement a server from scratch.
Well, it's finished and is just peachy. :-)
I think the work did pay off. I used ICE to get it working and, I have to say, I liked it. Nice support for asynchronous invocations, simple and well-documented API. Well, it's from the experts.
If you'd like to take a look at the code you can access it at my CVS repository.
Oh yeah, things are working out.