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LinuxWorld.com.au: Borcon 2000 reveals Borland's Linux strategies

Nov 07, 2000, 08:13 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Borcon 2000 - the largest gathering for a single event of Borland executives outside the US - is being held at the Sydney Hilton from 4 to 7 November. The event's sponsors include Compuware, Red Hat and SoftGen Australia. For more information see the Web site at www.borland.com.au/borcon2000."

"Linux will be high on the agenda at Borcon 2000, given the projected release early next year of project Kylix - the name given to the Delphi and C++ Builder development tools for Linux. Otherwise known as Rapid Application Development (RAD) tools, the Kylix project promises to boost dramatically the number of applications that are written for Linux and, hence, turn it into a more mainstream platform."

"With the encouraging response we have had from the Windows Delphi development community, we are hoping to attract a vast amount of developers to Linux," said David Intersimone, vice president of developer relations at Borland. "Along with this shift in developers, project Kylix will allow Windows applications to be ported easily natively to Linux." When asked about how Kylix would fit in to the already tight-knit open source development community, Intersimone remarked on the work that has already been done. "We have been working with developers, companies and even book authors to ensure that there is a strong community behind Kylix even before it is released."

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