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Borland Community: Getting a glimpse of Kylix

Mar 28, 2000, 06:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by J.D. Hildebrand)

"On Monday, March 20, 150 tool and component builders gathered at Borland's Scotts Valley headquarters for the Kylix Kick Start seminar: a first glimpse at project Kylix. I don't know who picked the date, but it turned out to be appropriate -- the first day of spring, a time for new beginnings."

"Yes, we saw it run. We saw it compile code. We saw Borland engineers write component-based GUI apps under Windows and run them on Linux. And we saw Linux code run on Windows after recompilation, with no source changes."

"I'd love to tell you everything we learned, but it was an NDA session, and most of the details are still under wraps. And the truth is, the details we covered are most appropriate for component vendors, not developers. Most of the technical information that was presented related to under-the-hood arcana that component builders will have to know but Kylix users won't."

"As you probably know, Kylix is the code name for a project that will bring Delphi and C++Builder to the Linux platform."

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