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[4]: VB6.....
by snorkel1 on Mon 11th Jun 2012 19:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: VB6....."
snorkel1
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2012-02-25

"I never had the chance to use Delphi but I had always wanted to... it did seem like a nice development environment. "

No time like now, check out Lazarus. It's outstanding.

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RE[5]: VB6.....
by Tuishimi on Mon 11th Jun 2012 23:17 in reply to "RE[4]: VB6....."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

LOL! I'll check it out... but like you, I am sure, I have a full time job, a wife and two kids + extracurricular activities to take care of.

But seriously, I will go look at it.

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Downloading now... I've played with FPC years ago...

Edited 2012-06-11 23:37 UTC

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RE[5]: VB6.....
by Tuishimi on Tue 12th Jun 2012 16:32 in reply to "RE[4]: VB6....."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

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'!

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RE[6]: VB6.....
by snorkel1 on Tue 12th Jun 2012 18:24 in reply to "RE[5]: VB6....."
snorkel1 Member since:
2012-02-25

hmmm, odd I have written a bunch of apps with Lazarus and never had it crash when saving a project.
The key with Lazarus is to make sure you have the latest version. If on Linux it's best to compile it yourself as the distributions usually have old versions.

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RE[6]: VB6.....
by snorkel1 on Tue 12th Jun 2012 18:31 in reply to "RE[5]: VB6....."
snorkel1 Member since:
2012-02-25

"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 (http://pilotlogic.com/sitejoom/index.php/codetyphon) 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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