[Mono-devel-list] Borland Delphi 2005 Suport
david at flightline.co.uk
Mon Jan 10 07:05:11 EST 2005
Matthijs ter Woord (meddochat) wrote:
>Borland Delphi and Chrome aren't source compatible.
>>Alternatively, instead of supporting a company that apparently doesn't
>>care about Mono (Borland), we could instead direct Pascal programmers
>>over to RemObjects Chrome, which provides a Pascal dialect that is fully
>>managed and already runs on Mono.
I believe that Borland does care about Mono. I believe that they are
monitoring this mailing list
and keeping an eye on the progress of Mono. (scarey :-)
Borland have promised to refocus on Linux in 2005. This may translate
into a revised compiler for
the Kylix product and a them targeting Mono as part of the .Net support
in Delphi 2006.
Obviously they will need Winforms on Mono and to remove any Windows
in the RTL and rework VCL.NET.
From a customers point of view I would like to see a version of the
VCL, maybe VCL 2.0 that
is primarily a cross platform alternative to Winforms. Ie. single
source code for
Win32, Windows.net, Native Linux and Mono.net.
Delphi 2005 has an IDE that would be a real asset to the Mono community
and Mono developement
would be real asset to delphi developers.
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