[lazarus] Very interesting

Fabien Ninoles fabien at Nightbird.TZoNE.ORG
Sat Mar 25 14:59:58 EST 2000

On Thu, Mar 23, 2000 at 10:42:03AM -0500, 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.

Just to mention, Corel use WineLibs, not the wine decompiler. The Wine
decompiler decompile Windows code and replace every Windows Call to
call to the WineLibs. The WineLibs are simply a port of the WIN32 API to
Linux i386, just like the LCL is a compatible version of the Borland
VCL. So, the Corel Suite will be real native Linux i386 applications,
simply running on libraries with a frankly sucking API.

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