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ZDNet UK: Inprise releases code for Linux developers

Nov 17, 2000, 16:43 (4 Talkback[s])
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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 that LinuxToday's 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, JBuilder 4.0."

"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."

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