[lazarus] BorCon Update
mike at msodata.com
Tue Jul 11 04:22:59 EDT 2000
Greetings from San Diego. Thought you all might want to know what's up
1. Chairman Dale and Co. seem to have gotten the bug to create
cross-platform development tools. Not just win32/linux, but very cross
2. They also seem convinced that they can get a large number of VB
programmers to switch to Delphi with this theme: "Delphi 5 is the quickest
path to linux app development from VB.
3. They had a couple more demos:
a. The componant palette has a few tabs now.
b. The quickie demo worked okay.
c. They got a database access demo working with db componants and midas
that worked after a few tries. Man, the guy doing the demo was bright red
and sweating bullets while he was having problems :)
All in all, pretty impressive. The lady behind me even let out an 'oh my
god' when the db demo worked.
4. I've only attended two linux/kylix sessions but they both had pretty
low attendance. Based on chatting with a few attendies, it seems like the
delphi community at large isn't as excited about kylix as you might think.
Just my impression after a day...
5. No mention of FPC/Lazarus. That kind of irks me, especially when they
keep claiming that they're the 'first linux rad tool.' Who knows, you
might be first! I may bring this up to them if I have the opportunity.
Speaking of scheduling, the party line is 'release when it's finished.'
If anyone wants me to try to find out anything in particular, send a note
to me or the list and I'll do my best.
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