[lazarus] kylix 2 (OE) -> FSF components-is it possible?

AgentOrange Vasily.Volchenko at mstu.edu.ru
Thu Feb 7 07:02:23 EST 2002

Keith Bowes ÐÉÛÅÔ:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "AgentOrange" <Vasily.Volchenko at mstu.edu.ru>
> To: <lazarus at miraclec.com>
> Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2002 2:38 AM
> Subject: [lazarus] kylix 2 (OE) -> FSF components-is it possible?
> > License of kylix 2 (OE) prohibits using its IDE in competing projects
> (except plugins for Kylix or smth. so, I am not a loyer and English is not
> my native language). But it is possible to develop a component (for example,
> now I am
> > developing rich text (not rtf) control) and publish it as a GPL. Is it
> possible to me (or only for someone else) take this GPL-ed control and ajust
> to another delphi-like project? (lazarus or so).
> I'm not a student of the legal system either, but it seems to me that a
> viable loophole would be to develop a component for Lazarus and then port it
> to Delphi/Kylix (or better yet, design it to work in both, if possible).
> > As for lazarus, I think, gtk is not a good idea. Idea of fpgui was well,
> but it died.
> >
> Part of what makes Lazarus an interesting project is you can bind it to any
> API you choose.  You're not stuck with whatever the authors choose; you can
> develop any interface you want if you don't like GTK.  But, as I've
> experienced in trying to develop a native Win32 interface, that's easier
> said than done.

I saw too. Besides, currently lazarus doesn't support events (except defined in
constructors). Fpgui somewhat did.

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