[Lazarus] I have some custom components, can I convert Delphi -> Lazarus?

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 00:38:08 CEST 2015

On Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:47:35 +0200, Michael Schnell
<mschnell at lumino.de> wrote:

>On 06/15/2015 08:21 AM, Bo Berglund wrote:
>>   If Lazarus does not work with this obj file then I would be dead in the water...
>Lazarus (including packages) and free pascal are cross-platform tools 
>supporting multiple Archs and CPUs. So an "obj" file can't be "decently 
>supported" as it will work just on a single CPU/OS combination.

OK, then I understand. Might not be easy to get that out of Safenet..

>If you just want Windows/X86, why not stay with Delphi ?

Have you looked at the deterioration of the Embarcadero support
lately? Just try their user forum or the news mirror of it!
It is offline at least half the time every day at random times.
Week-ends if crashing it stays off-line until Tuesday (in Europe).

And the problems started more than a year ago; when they finally came
on line again they had lost all past threads and basically started out
totally blank!
This is a problem for more than a year now!
Meanwhile they have started the money game:

- Every 6 months they release a new version of their RAD Studio XE,
now at XE8. I bought in on XE5 as an upgrade from RAD Studio 2007 at
the end of 2013 to test multi-platform support, then I skipped XE6 but
felt that I had to get up to date so I bought XE7 not even 2 months
later they came out with XE8...
And the upgrades are really expensive too!

- The problem I feel is that as soon as they release a new version all
support stops for the earlier versions. There are no longer any
patches or updates coming along and all bug reports must be against
the latest version.

- The next problem is that they do not feel obliged to fix the bugs
reported until maybe in a much later release. There are numerous
threads in their forum about this where angry customers show how a
serious bug has propagated for years even in face of a Quality Central
report every time...

So even though I have used Delphi since 1995 (D1-D2-D3-D4-D5-D7-(long
time use)-BDS2006-D2007-XE5-XE7 I am now feeling weary of it all...

Bo Berglund
Developer in Sweden

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