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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by Renaldo on Wed 18th May 2005 17:49 UTC

"But if you see the Borland product line the win32 based Pascal/BCB line seems to dead. The newest stuff is based on .NET. And the background of Kylix is the win32 based Delphi line + the wine windows emulator (and the Qt based CLX - it is also discontinued in newer Delphi versions (D8/D2k5))."

Win32 in Delphi is certainly not dead. Delphi 2005 allows both .net and win32 development and has significant enhancements to both.