[lazarus] Free IDE?

Baeseman, Cliff Cliff.Baeseman at greenheck.com
Wed Sep 29 11:20:21 EDT 1999

I will not discount looking at it because it is java. But I tend to agree
with you. I have tried to write some stuff with Java I like the language. It
is a very elegant model. But the performance sucks so bad it will not be of
use to me until everyone has a pc that runs in the 2 gigahertz range. "then
it will be as fast as C++ code running on a 486 now"

Now tell me the kaylix model or whatever does not already sound like our
stuff. Knowing what I know about writing on linux if borland can pull off a
mid 2000 release I will be shocked. Maybe they could do it if they did not
have to interface with X Windows. X throws in a totally unique set of

Borland also teamed up with Corel that means that a QT implementation is
what I figure they are going for. QT has a more object based model C++ based
than GTK which is programmed flatter. I do wish to stay with GTK because we
cannot support QT on windows. Troll Tech charges like a 1000 dollars a seat
for a windows version QT now that really sucks. 

This eliminates the QT widget set for anything open source and cross


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Van Canneyt [mailto:michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be]
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 1999 9:58 AM
To: 'lazarus at miraclec.com'
Subject: RE: [lazarus] Free IDE?

On Wed, 29 Sep 1999, Baeseman, Cliff wrote:

> looked like a pretty good IDE shell to me.
> The fact that it is written in java makes no difference to me.

Maybe not to you, but many people don't have the Java engine on their
machine; so for them it is useless. If you want to target all users,
you must make minimal assumptions about the system they use.

And, but this is my personal opinion, java is the worst idea since
Napoleon tried to invade Russia. You can maybe use it for
web-pages, but that's about it.
(flames to my personal address, please, so we don't pollute the mailing list
:) )


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