[fpc-pascal]FPC for a middleware application

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Fri Mar 14 05:32:23 CET 2003

> > >connects to Server Tier with the data stored in an interbase server. All
> > >3 items can be distributed onto separate servers/desktops. It's been
> > >fairly painless with Indy so far. Hardest part was the transport
> > >protocol between the client and server. Then again this *is* all in
> > >Delphi, so your milage may vary.
> >
> > Thank you for this information, but on server side I prefer to stay with
> > FPC and Linux/FreeBSD.
> >
> > jk
> are there any signs from microsoft's side to heavily support interconnection 
> to free systems?

No, they are even digging in deeper. They say they'll be open (and e.g. base
the new word format on XML), but then they pervert XML so that only
Microsoft and partners can process the word documents.

> i have programmed and installed a peer-to-peer solution between two PC's
> using windows me. On my office computer, I have both windows 98 with FPC
> and linux with FPC .. I spend much time changing OS .. I dare suggest
> real-time switching between the two OSs, as long as we still use
> one-processor-systems .. But that would require Microsoft to join the
> band.


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