Tonight Live: The death of a Linux Mag, Stupid MPAA tricks, The Lazarus development environment

[ Thanks to Jeff
for this link. ]

Tuesday, February 27th, 2001
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com

At 6pm pst, 7pm rmt, 8pm cst, and 9pm east…. Kevin, Jeff, PJ,
Doc Searls (of the Linux Journal), and Emmett Plant have another
great show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!!

In Segment One – Hot News: We will be covering
the hot Linux news of the week. Incuding the demise of Maximum
Linux Magazine and the ongoing stupid moves by the MPAA and sending
DeCSS action threats to (of all people) David Touretzky.

In Segments Two – Lazarus – Is Lazarus the open
source answer to Kylix?
We will be joined by Michael A. Hess & Shane Miller of The Lazarus Project, and we
will be discussing how this upstart open source project is shooting
for status along with Kylix and Delphi.

Lazarus is a RAD Object Pascal Development IDE for use with Free
Pascal. It now uses the latest release of SynEdit. The use of
SynEdit is an indication of the ability of porting Delphi code to
Lazarus. Here is a list of some of the things found in the IDE.

  • Form Designer
  • Object Inspector
  • Editor Options
  • Compiler Options
  • Environment Options
  • Project Options
  • Code Completion
  • Syntax Highlighting

The IDE is built with the Lazarus LCL (Lazarus Class Libraries)
which is analogous to the Delphi VCL. The LCL is designed to be
widget independent so it can be built and run with different API
widgets sets. Currently most development work is being done using
GTK+ and the IDE can be run in Linux and to a certain extent in
Win32. In the future interfaces for KDE, Gnome and other libraries
will be available.

Lazarus is designed to work with Free Pascal. This means that
any platform where Free Pascal can run you can build and use
Lazarus. To date version of Lazarus have been built on Linux,
Win32, and FreeBSD. The IDE looks and operates in much the same
fashion as the Delphi IDE.

In Segments Three – Microsoft & the case that will
not go away Continues

Microsoft takes another swing at the DOJ. Will this play well in
light of the BSA campaigns? With the DOJ by the argument that Judge
Jackson is a wacko?

If you would like to join us on the show, check
our our IRC Chat (irc.thelinuxshow.com #linuxshow).

Remember tune in at 6pm pst, 7pm rmt, 8pm cst, and 9pm est.
Catch the Linux show at www.thelinuxshow.com

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