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Borland: Presentation: Project Kylix – Native Rapid Application Development for Linux

[ Thanks to Bob Swart
for this link. ]

“This article is a transcript of the Kylix presentation at the
Linux Development Seminar in Brussels and The Hague.”

The goal of Project Kylix is to produce a high-performance
Rapid Application Development (RAD) development tool for
Linux.
RAD here means component-based, two-way visual
development of your user-interface (GUI), database, internet, and
server applications. Development tool means a high-speed native
Delphi/C/C++ compiler for linux.”

“Project Kylix should also simplify the porting of existing
Delphi and C++Builder applications between Windows and
Linux….”

“So, what will this Kylix RAD tool be like? There are three
cornerstones here. The first is Native Code Generation (in the ELF
object format); Kylix is a native Delphi Linux compiler and
debugger (as we’ll see in a moment). The second big thing is the
Two-way Visual Development; Kylix as we’ll show today will be very
much like the Delphi/C++Builder 5 IDE (again, as we’ll see in a
moment). The last, but by no means least, issue is the
cross-platform GUI, database, and web development that Kylix will
bring to use in the form of CLX (Component Library for
X-platform).”

Complete
Story