Ed. Note: This story is inaccurate. Two sources at Borland
confirmed that the extent to which Borland/Inprise will be
releasing any source code is limited to their CLX component
library, which is emphatically not Kylix. Borland today confirmed
coverage of this story earlier in the week, where both Michael
Swindell, Borland's Director of Product Management, and Ted
Shelton, Senior VP of Business Development stresed the differences
between CLX and Kylix itself, is accurate.
"Inprise has announced plans to release the source code of
its Kylix Linux rapid application development tool to the Gnome
Foundation, a coalition building a software development
framework for Linux applications. Inprise, which will revert to its
former name, Borland, early next year, will also announce the
availability of a free version of its Java development tool,
"Inprise executives said that support for Gnome (GNU Network
Object Model Environment), part of the GNU free software project,
will be added to Kylix, so that applications developed with Kylix
will adjust to the look and feel of the Gnome desktop."
"JBuilder 4 Foundation, made available last week, is a free
version of the latest release of the tool, which helps developers
to build, debug and deploy Java applications. Features in the new
release include the Java 2 JDK 1.3 Hotspot client virtual machine
and an eXtensible Markup Language (XML)-based project manager."