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[5]: yeah, it's great.
by zima on Wed 13th Jun 2012 12:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: yeah, it's great."
zima
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2005-07-06

Having said this, the move from Anders to Microsoft, and the disorientation Borland as a company faced, has made many companies move away from Delphi.
I do consultancy work in Germany, here most offers that have Delphi references, are either to migrate a legacy application to .NET

One has to wonder about the level of turmoil happening now at MS Skype division... ;) (its Win version supposedly having its UI done in Delphi)

Though really, in the case of Skype UI, that might easily end up for the better.

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RE[6]: yeah, it's great.
by moondevil on Wed 13th Jun 2012 17:42 in reply to "RE[5]: yeah, it's great."
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2005-07-08

One has to wonder about the level of turmoil happening now at MS Skype division... ;) (its Win version supposedly having its UI done in Delphi)


Only the early versions were like that. When they went multiplatform, it was rewritten in C++/Qt.

I remember having read about this somewhere.

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RE[7]: yeah, it's great.
by zima on Wed 13th Jun 2012 22:48 in reply to "RE[6]: yeah, it's great."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I remember reading that, when going multiplatform, they pretty much used platform-specific toolkits (Qt being "the Linux toolkit" as far as Skype is concerned).

Plus, really, compare the UI of Win/OSX/Linux variants - they aren't very similar.

edit: and at least there's "Written in Embarcadero Delphi, Objective-C (iOS, Mac OS X), C++ with Qt4 (Linux)" on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skype - I suppose somebody who cares one way or the other would modify it by now, if it changed.

Edited 2012-06-13 22:59 UTC

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