[fpc-pascal]Re: [fpc-pascal]FPC using source code from Delphi's units - Kylix

Ralf A. Quint ralf at aztechvision.net
Thu Aug 2 04:31:53 CEST 2001

At 11:06 PM 08/01/2001 +0100, you wrote:
> > I spent last 4 days with Kylix OE and I must say it's pain in the
> > ass,
> > looks cool, but IDE is crashing every 20 minutes, if you reset
> > running application, the process remains
>'Program reset' is not the correct way to shut the app down. It has similar
>problems in Windows, friends don't let friends do 'program reset'. I'm a
>professional Delphi trainer.. believe me I know what I'm talking about ;-)
Never had a problem with this. The only bad thing that might happen (at 
least in Windows 98) is that too much icons/buttons in the toolbar and in 
the application during tests are bad for the health of the GDI, otherwise, 
i have experienced so far no problem with the reset in either Delphi or 

>Does Borland claim Kylix runs under 7.1? If not, don't expect it to
>magically work. Linux isn't like Windows in this respect.
In a certain way, Linux with all the different distribution is way worth 
than different Windows version ever were....

> >(and is hard to kill :-( )
> > and the QT dependency is really annoying, it ships with qt2.2.4 and
> > RedHat 7.1 comes with 2.3.0.
>Runs fine under KDE 2.1. Don't upgrade to the latest version ;-)
With the IDE, i actually had no problems with Mandrake 8.0 or RedHat 7.1.......

>The truth is you have to do 'funny things' with your SO path so that Kylix
>apps find the right version of QT and KDE finds it's favoured version. The
>problem with Linux is that every Distro tries to out league every other
>distro - release beta/non-working versions of stuff just to look 'newer

Well, that is my experience too. After developing an app on Mandrake 8.0, 
it was a pain to get the path to the QT libraries right in different 
distribution to get my program running.

>better shinier' that the other guys. This kind of problem then arises! Roll
>on Kylix 2 with direct C++ linkage I say!!
Who really needs this if you have more than one good Pascal based 

> >: KDE doesn't work with Kylix version
> > and Kylix app crashes with 2.3.0.
>I've still never had any problems with Kylix under Mandrake 7.2 ... It's a
>fact of life that QT will continue to evolve. Shame for Borland though :-(
Let's see how this whole thing goes on.

> > O must say, that first impression is really bad.
>I was a beta tester. I saw pretty much every version along the way. Just be
>glad they didn't release Field Test 2.. lol.. that was nasty indeed. Very
Well, for a 1.0 version, it could have definitely be worse, but i haven't 
tried the OE version yet, though i wouldn't expect much difference in the 
IDE, just the libraries....


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