DelphiZine.com: The Dish on Kylix - Cross-platform Controls, From Windows to Linux, and BackJul 16, 2000, 13:44 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Kozak)
[ Thanks to Nate Case for this link. ]
"These are exciting times for Borland. Not since the first whisper of Delphi has there been this much excitement about a Borland product. I'm talking, of course, about Kylix, the project to bring C++Builder and Delphi to the Linux operating system. The Delphi version will be available first, so for the rest of this article, Kylix refers to Delphi for Linux."
We're developing a new VCL that will work with the Windows and Linux versions of Delphi. This means you can write an application in Windows, then move the source to a Linux box and recompile it - or vice versa. This new VCL is named CLX, for Component Library Cross-Platform. CLX encompasses the entire cross-platform library distributed with Kylix. There are a few sub-categories, which, as of this writing, break down as follows:
"As I said earlier, there are a lot of differences, but that should only affect developers who have components that rely on the Windows API. If you wrote a control that was a descendant of a VCL control, an aggregate of a few controls (as I did here with TCalculator), a non-visual component that doesn't rely on the Windows API, or was a TGraphic control, then you shouldn't have much trouble porting it to Linux."