[lazarus] Importance

Christian Farmer cfarmer at itworkz.com
Fri Jun 25 01:17:53 EDT 1999

I have been lurking only for a few days, as is my norm when joining a new

But, I wanted to say that I joined the list in hopes of becoming a part of
the project.

This project has the potential of becoming one of the hottest things in
terms of development for the next few years. I mean that. If you looking at
the directions things are developing and when other key elements are, this
project will play a critical role is determining the viability of Linux and
even Open Source in general. A solid (read "not like V.B.") RAD tool can
make Linux a core platform for new development by developers.

When I say "developer", I mean someone who takes core elements and ties them
together to make specific solutions. When I say "programmer", I mean someone
who creates core elements.

Developers work at a higher level than "programmers". They need to be
separated from the details a little to allow them to look at the problem.

Linux is a solid platform for "programming". There is a lot of support in
this area. But there needs to be one good tool for "Developers" to rapidly
tie the core elements together to make specific solutions. It would be nice
if that tool also encouraged efficient programming (Like Delphi does).

Anyway, this project will open the doors to the Linux platform for people
who only want to be developers. I believe that adding these developers to
the Linux and Open Source communities will be a big benefit to Linux and
Open Source in general. (IMHO). And, the quality of this project, will lend
credibility to their presence.

Anyway, I believe this is a great project and hope to find a place in it!
(returning to lurk mode for a few more days,...)   :)

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