Linked by DaniŽl Mantione on Mon 16th May 2005 18:38 UTC
General Development After five years of development, Free Pascal 2.0 is ready. With the new compiler, its authors believe they are ready to become a larger open source development platform. In the MS-DOS world, Pascal was one of the major programming languages and is by means of Borland Delphi an important programming language in the Windows world. In the open source world, Free Pascal is the leading Pascal compiler and while open source is a bit biased using the C language, the Pascal language has a lot to offer to open source programmers.
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Re:Check out the Kylix/Delphi CrossFPC project
by LC on Tue 17th May 2005 06:24 UTC

It is not a useable alternative.
1. The Kylix/D7 line is dead. The borland seems to abadoned this product.
2. The biggest problem in Kylix line is not the developement environment (I use it every day without too big problems) but the CLX and the Qt. The Qt2.0 is a little bit problematic in newer linux distbributions (clipboard problems, etc), and also on windows (Layout problems in TPrinter, Jpg handling, etc). And the full CLX is very buggy and inconsistent (you can use TSQLClientDataSet in K3, but in D7 it is obsolote (you can compile it only from source), etc)...

IMHO the Lazarus+Free Pascal combo (with LazReport and Zeos) can be a very useable tool in the near future.