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LinuxWorld: Taking Kylix 3 for a Test Drive

Sep 12, 2002, 11:00 (31 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"Last week I wrote about problems getting Kylix 3 Open Edition (K3OE) working on Red Hat 7.3. This week, I'll be describing my experiences actually using K3OE, particularly its brand-spanking-new C++ IDE. Previous versions of Kylix have been for Delphi only.

"I know, I know--true Linux geeks never use RAD tools, or even IDEs. Not unless you consider Emacs to be an IDE, that is. For the rest of the world, RADs and IDEs are very handy tools that provide real productivity gains. Management likes that.

"Kylix 3 is a truly visual development tool. You use its components and design tools to create a visual representation of the window(s) you want to create, and it generates the code required for you. Now that C++ code can be produced as well as Delphi, Kylix is going to become even more important for Linux-development efforts. Whether you use it or not--and whether you like it or not--its success will mean more applications more quickly for Linux..."

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