Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 00:38 UTC, submitted by judgen
Windows "Microsoft recently extended 'It Just Works' compatibility for Visual Basic 6 applications through the full lifetime of Windows 8. Visual Basic 6 first shipped in 1998, so its apps will have at least 24 years of supported lifetime. Contrast that with the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 (2002), which is incompatible with Windows 7 (2009)."
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RE[6]: VB6.....
by snorkel1 on Tue 12th Jun 2012 18:31 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: VB6....."
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"So I tried it out. I actually like it, easily understandable interface. I wrote a silly little app that takes input and writes it out to a label...

It worked. It was a little slow, so as I went to save the project it crashed while I was browsing for a location to save.

It seems pretty neat tho'!"

Lazarus is not as fast as Delphi is during the compile, but acceptable and when compiled with the debugger support removed(release) it is very fast.

I have been using Code Typhon ( which is a Lazarus distro that has some really cool cross compile features, I have a linux TCP/IP daemon app that I compile on my windows 7 PC and deploy to a Ubuntu LTS server with no issues.

The more people that use Lazarus the better it will become, so pass the word :-)

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