[lazarus] Very interesting

Michael Van Canneyt michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Thu Mar 23 11:37:20 EST 2000

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

> Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> > 
> > 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.
> I was aware of this I was just surprised by the fact that they abandoned
> what had already been some effort to create a native Linux version for
> an emulation version. I agree the 2 versions as opposed to just 1
> version makes sense from an economic sense but it also means that they
> felt it was cheaper to do the emulation versions and throw out the
> existing Linux version. I fear they might come to the same conclusion
> with Delphi.

It is my fear as well...

> I felt Wine was suppose to be a transition tool. You could use your
> existing software investment on Linux while moving to Linux native
> applications which would be more efficient. I don't think I ever
> invisioned that people would develop specifically FOR Wine. This would
> mean that native Linux applications would never be created and we would
> be stuck with Windows limitations.   :-(

Indeed a sad picture :(

I never understood the idea of Wine in the first place. Why would you want
to run windows apps on Linux ? My experience is that it is best not to
mix the two things; choose one, and stick to it.


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