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 DLX on Tue 17th May 2005 07:42 UTC

"The Kylix/D7 line is dead. The borland seems to abadoned this product."

This is sadly true. Although, I suspect that people in Borland have starting to realize that they threw out their biggest cash cow. I mean, if I need C++ environment/compiler, then I choose VC++ or GCC. If I need .NET language, I'll use C# and not Delphi.NET.

I am still using Delphi 7 myself. I tried Delphi 2005, but I hated the environment - it managed to make the actual code window too small to have usability in my 19" TFT screen! Not to mention that Win32 units were as buggy as in Delphi 7 - atrocious winhelp, buggy flat buttons etc etc.

I'd really be interested in Freepascal compiler working from Delphi IDE. One thing that is always made me back up from GNU- and FreePascal is the lack of a decent RAD environment.