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

Graeme Geldenhuys mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk
Fri Jun 19 01:06:44 CEST 2015

On 2015-06-18 21:32, Bo Berglund wrote:
> for the dongle component after stripping out the component related
> stuff, then I could have a minimalistic project to figure out...

That is exactly what we did back in 2006/7 when we evaluated the
possibility of moving our Delphi code to FPC. We noted all the component
requirements from our various projects. Then created many small tests to
see what would be needed, and what works and what doesn't. In the end
this process worked out very well for us.

It was also a good time for us to get rid of some components, and
replace them with standard components, our own custom components, or
open source alternatives. Having less 3rd party dependencies was a huge
plus point, but I do know sometimes it is unavoidable.

Would you believe it, we still have a Visual Basic 6 machine we can't
replace or reinstall. This system was originally setup 13 years ago. The
hardware finally started to fail, but just before the hard drives gave
up, we cloned it to a VMWare VM. We couldn't create a new VM from
scratch because we can't find all the required 3rd party (closed source)
components, and don't know where the licensing keys are for them either.
VM's to the rescue!! :)

  - Graeme -

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