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Borland: Presentation: Project Kylix - Native Rapid Application Development for Linux

Sep 22, 2000, 07:42 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Micha Somers, Bob Swart)

[ Thanks to Bob Swart for this link. ]

"This article is a transcript of the Kylix presentation at the Linux Development Seminar in Brussels and The Hague."

"The goal of Project Kylix is to produce a high-performance Rapid Application Development (RAD) development tool for Linux. RAD here means component-based, two-way visual development of your user-interface (GUI), database, internet, and server applications. Development tool means a high-speed native Delphi/C/C++ compiler for linux."

"Project Kylix should also simplify the porting of existing Delphi and C++Builder applications between Windows and Linux...."

"So, what will this Kylix RAD tool be like? There are three cornerstones here. The first is Native Code Generation (in the ELF object format); Kylix is a native Delphi Linux compiler and debugger (as we'll see in a moment). The second big thing is the Two-way Visual Development; Kylix as we'll show today will be very much like the Delphi/C++Builder 5 IDE (again, as we'll see in a moment). The last, but by no means least, issue is the cross-platform GUI, database, and web development that Kylix will bring to use in the form of CLX (Component Library for X-platform)."

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