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Re: Very Good news! Interview with Danny Thorpe
2005-06-25 02:44:45 AM
"Simon Kissel" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >wrote in message
compatibility. I haven't tried it recently but D1 used to work on 32-bit
>When I bought a copy of Kylix, I also got a copy of Red Hat 7.3 which
Windows up to about NT4.
The big problem, as I see it, is the clash between open-source and
proprietary software. In order to be prolific, an application's source code
needs to be available for cmopiling on a variety of platform. This is just
not so easy with Kylix and I see this basic philosophical difference as the
key stumbling block at the root of most of the difficulty surrounding Kylix.
I also don't have a quick answer nor see any forthcoming in the future.
contribute to the open-source community. I'm not saying it SHOULD have or
faulting it for not doing so, just pointing out that there is almost always
something that can be done.
It seems to me there have been times where Borland has come up with
work-arounds to deficiencies in Windows. Admittedly, I'm hard-pressed to
come up with any examples just now.
leads back to my earlier point regarding a philosophical clash.
Linux distros are based on the assumption that all applications on the
to a selection of certified distros" but you "don't see
It's next to impossible to maintain such a big binary GUI application like
any reason why you need a specific Linux distro for your development
platform". That sounds like a contradiction. I may be reading it wrong.
I suppose if the IDE provided code that could be compiled using GCC that
might have helped, if it were possible.