Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 22nd Jun 2009 12:16 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Software moves on at a break-neck pace these days--version numbers clock up ever quicker as vendors try to market their apps as the latest and greatest. Software generally ages badly, falling into a state of looking grossly out of date, lacking new functionality that we've come to depend upon as well as compatibility problems. Dear OSNews readers, what old software (5+ years) do you still use, why, and what problems do you come across in sticking with it? Read More for my own contribution to the list
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RE: Let me see...
by wawrzyn on Tue 23rd Jun 2009 18:09 UTC in reply to "Let me see..."
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2009-03-24

If you liked Delphi (back in time I was also using version 4, then 5 up to 2001), then you should try FPC (Free Pascal) + Lazarus IDE. It's in many ways even better (better licensing; free as a beer; a lot of components and code-base as it's very compatible with Delphi). You can also produce MS Windows, GNU Linux, FreeBSD (and more in fact) versions of your apps at the same time, because FPC/Lazarus is using "write once, compile anywhere" methodology. And one thing you can be sure - it's far more attractive than commercial Kylix was a few years ago, at least for GNU/Linux and MS Windows development. Try this:

http://lazarus.freepascal.org/

Moreover, it's definitely better option than Visual Basic 6 today, at least IMHO :-) And - what is sometimes very important - you can produce native code for given OS, not bytecode for anykind of virtual machine. For desktop applications it seems to be much better choice than Java, C# or VB.NET in many cases. Of course, it depends, but FPC/Lazaurs is still worth a try.

Personally, I like it.

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