[Mono-devel-list] Borland Delphi 2005 Suport

David Champion 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.

David Champion

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