[lazarus] Very interesting

Shane Miller SMiller1 at stvgb.org
Thu Mar 23 11:14:53 EST 2000

One of the reasons people like Linux is becuase it doesn't have some of the problems Windows has.  By using WINE you end up pulling some of those problems over.  

Inprise is not using WINE at this point and I don't think they plan to use it.  However if Corel were to push it, they may be convinced.  As far as I am concered I am hoping that the merger does NOT go through and Inprise is left alone for the time being.  I personally will be voting against the merger....


>>> michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be 03/23/00 10:01AM >>>

On Thu, 23 Mar 2000, Michael A. Hess wrote:

> Greetings,
> Here is something that is very interesting. The following URL is a
> review of Corel WordPerfect Office 2000.
> http://www.linuxworld.com/linuxworld/lw-2000-03/lw-03-vcontrol_3.html 
> The review of Office is interesting but that isn't what perked my ears
> up. It appears that the Office suite works using Wine. The big surprise
> involves Word Perfect. The Office suite comes with WP 9. The amazing
> thing is that they didn't continue with the Linux port of WP. They
> created a Wine version of WP 9. Even after going to all the effort of
> making WP 8 for Linux they have dropped it in favor or using Wine for
> their appliations.
> This makes me go Hmmmmmmmmm.
> If they opted to do this with a product that they had ALREADY ported to
> native Linux what will Corel's thinking be with Delphi. While it is true
> that comparing and office suite and a development environment isn't
> apples and apples but it does show a viewpoint about Corel that
> surprises me.

This has been announced some time ago in Linux Journal, I think.
(Or was it slashdot ?) it is well known that Corel was pushing
the development of Wine.

The Delphi people were also wondering about having the IDE run on wine
in an initial stage. If corel decides to push a little, that may be
exactly what we will be facing, much to my regret.

My guess is that it is an economical decision: Why keep 2 versions of
a product, if you can do it with one version + some additional libs ? 
(wine is, after all, just another library, albeit a big one.)

I think many application developers will follow this path; they proved
that wine is a grown-up product.

But from a developer's point of view I'm with you in your 'hmmmmm..'..


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