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eWeek: Mainstream move for Linux: Borland's Kylix

Jan 29, 2001, 19:16 (12 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks for this link to Bob Swart, who comments: "Borland Kylix is the Linux edition of Borland Delphi (and later editions of Kylix will be the equivalent of C++Builder for Linux). Kylix will be launched on Jan 31st at Linux Expo in New York... It looks like there will be at least two different editions of Kylix launched this week: Kylix Desktop and Kylix Server. ...Kylix is one of the finalists in the Best Developer Tools category of the LinuxWorld Awards. Winners will be announced thursday, Feb 1st (only one day after the launch of Kylix itself). More official news of Kylix will follow on Wednesday, Jan 31st at Linux Expo in New York." ]

"Large-scale corporate deployment of low-cost Linux desktop systems could move into the mainstream by the end of this quarter, propelled by Borland Software Corp.'s release of its long-awaited Kylix, a rapid application development environment closely resembling Borland's Object Pascal-based Delphi."

"eWeek Labs examined Kylix in late-prerelease form, before its public unveiling at Linux World in New York this week. Our trials included hands-on development of native Linux GUI applications with XML (Extensible Markup Language)-based data storage, using the new Borland CLX (Component Library Cross-Platform) family of software components. CLX will enable single-source application development for Linux and Windows when Borland releases the CLX-compatible Delphi 6 in the first half of this year."

"Kylix won't take sides in the contest between graphical environments for Linux: It will be neutral between the popular KDE (K Desktop Environment) and GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment) desktops."

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