[lazarus] Kylix article on slashdot

Michael A. Hess mhess at miraclec.com
Fri Mar 17 21:48:42 EST 2000

Cliff Baeseman wrote:
> There si a article that was just posted on slashdot about Kylix. The
> article has a link to the article on borlands site about the internals
> of kylix.

It is interesting but you really need to read between the lines. This is
the first paragraph and the last sentence tells a tale.

    "This is the first in a series of Borland community articles
     intended to brief you, the Delphi and C++Builder developer, on
     Kylix technical bits that you need to be aware of to prepare
     yourself and your code for possible porting or migration to the
     Linux universe. This is a briefing of directions, issues, and
     solutions currently under evaluation, not a technical
     specification cast in stone."

This was a report of items "...currently under evaluation,..". Exactly
how far away are they from even having a compiler available for Linux?

The next sentence that really gets me is:

    "I'm not going to talk about VCL, or the IDE, or anything
     else. You'll just have to keep an eye on the Borland
     community site headlines to catch articles on those
     topics later on."

The VCL and IDE are what Delphi and C++ Builder are all about. This
almost sounds like hype to keep everyone interested but really says that
they are far far far from releasing anything.

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