[Lazarus] Xamarin becomes free and open-source
vfclists at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 23:14:38 CEST 2016
On 31 March 2016 at 21:56, Denis Kozlov <dezlov at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 31/03/2016 21:31, vfclists . wrote:
>> They are going all out against Apple and Redhat.
> You meant Apple and Google maybe? They target Windows, Mac/iOS and Android.
> A wide selection of supported platforms is where FPC and Lazarus defiantly
> have an edge.
Microsoft earns some patent fees from every single Android device sold.
They've lost the mobile
war for the next few years to come until Xamarin makes app development easy
for Windows for
developers to produce more apps for the mobile platform.
They are definitely going after Redhat, and Oracle in the short-term. They
are not going the mistake
they made with Apple.
SQL Server will be available for Linux quite soon.
They have recently announced Bash for Windows and they are aiming to get a
lot of Unix tools running easily on Windows.
In fact those tools have been there for a while but they were not seriously
They are going after the whole Linux.Unix system. They want Linux admins and
developers to realize that they can have good GUI development and
tools available on Windows and still have all the command line goodies
they've learned to
love on Linux.
Given the lack of integrated toolsets available for Linux, they will
probably make it.
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