[fpc-pascal]Math/Algebra Unit for FreePascal

Ken Linder kc7rad at radstream.com
Sat Jul 24 18:51:41 CEST 2004

Agustin Barto wrote:
> Yes, but you don't have to throw your money to a corporation that
> could leave you hanging. Think about what happened with Kylix. That
> project is obviously abandoned. Have you tried to make it work on any
> the newest linux distributions? Good luck. If it was a free software
> project someone (like myself) could take the source and make it work.
IMHO, Kylix was before its time a bit.  I was at BORCON last year and there
were quite a few people interested in it being ressurected.  No, it has not
been abandoned, luckily.  Borland is just holding onto it for right now.  At
first I though this was a mistake, but I thought about it.  Borland has to
swim in the same economic waters as the rest of the world.  They have a
certain number of resources to stay afloat and make money.  That being the
case, it only makes sence to swim the MS way for right now.  BUT, with
Kylik, they have a small boat floating in a different stream, the Linux
stream.  If and when that one starts flowing, Borland can rightfully say
that they were there first.

Of course that assumes FPC won't sink Kylix.  Right now, my bet is 50/50.

> I seriously wouldn't use Windows for any production project. It it
> fundamentally flawed and a waste of money and resources.
No offence but that is a bit short-sighted.  I made a decent living for the
last 10+ years writing Windows code and managing databases on MS software.
In the grander scheme of things, the MS platform isn't that bad, as long as
you know where the problems are.

> I don't know about Delphi, I've been using it for a couple of years
> and it didn't hang even once. But, then again, maybe I was just lucky.
Perhaps 'luck' is right...  Crashing Delphi isn't all that difficult.

Regardless of how you feel about capitalism and MS, I strongly suggest
reading two books by Ayn Rand: _The Fountainhead_   and   _Anthem_.  If you
are feeling adventurous, try reading _Atlas Shruged_.

Just my thoughts...
Ken  --  KC7RAD

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