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The Register: Kylix throws free goodies back into Linuxland

Feb 01, 2001, 18:51 (10 Talkback[s])
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"Kylix uses the same compiler as Delphi - that was written in portable C - but since the libraries and the IDE itself were written in Delphi, the rest fell into place. Borland is at pains to stress that despite the close working relationship with Trolltech, Kylix doesn't actually run on Qt, the Trolltech library, but simply uses it as a display run-time portion. Since Qt and GNOME's Gtk have become much more interoperable in the last few weeks, Kylix can be considered neutral. Gtk objects can already be dropped onto Qt-originated forms, for example."

"As well as parking its tanks on the RAD client/server lawn - that's typically been Windows territory for both client and development machines - Kylix should make the development of the classic, vertical pet store applications more attractive. So it's little wonder that Borland is talking to Caldera, which is in the process of acquiring chunks of SCO's business. And SCO has looked after such text mode vertical apps for small businesses, and branches quite tenderly."

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