[fpc-pascal] Re: Embarcadero/CodeGear officialy interested in Firebird and on native versions of Delphi for other operating systems ...

Prince Riley wmarketing3 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 04:51:56 CET 2008

Bee --

You make a very excellent point in your post and one that I think doesn't
get repeated loudly enough into the ears of the Embarcadero folks. Maybe its
time for an open letter posted to
these kinds of lists and sending their president a e-mail with the link to
read the comments for himself.

Market presence, that elusive and ill-defined Holy Grail that Borland
chased, is now luring these folks into trying to be too many things to too
many people. But what we as developers with the FPC and Lazarus must do more
of and be keen about is promoting the benefits you describe and
coding projects that will make the case less a matter of loyalty and more a
matter of results.

The mobile/embedded market is the place every software tool company wants to
be right now. It's very difficult to get Embaradero to take their eyes off
the .NET market since they have decided to
sell $900 development tool sets.

We have to be smarter than they are and keep pushing the language toward
these new applications.


On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 9:33 PM, <bisma at brawijaya.ac.id> wrote:

> something i just read at http://www.firebirdnews.org and in Marco Cantu's
>> blog ( http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/coderage_2008_closing .html)
> Sometimes I just understand those guys. Delphi (as language) by support of
> FreePascal and Lazarus had been already on Mac and Linux since years!
> Especially since Lazarus supported GTK2 on Linux and Carbon on Mac. Why are
> they still busy with other alternatives (Mono/.Net, Java, RealBasic, Ruby,
> XCode, etc) while what they had been dreaming about is right before their
> eyes. Yes, FPC and Lazarus is not perfect, but what is?!
> FPC's FCL and Lazarus' LCL is very much similar and compatible with
> Delphi's (as product) VCL. Having single codebase for different platforms
> and OSes is not that hard, though in some special cases it can't be 100%
> single codebase but it can be solved easily using IFDEFs.
> Some people (mostly people in this list) have been using Delphi (as
> language) on more than 16 platforms (including mobile devices), yet they are
> (Codegear/Embarcadero fan boys) still dreaming about it. My very deep
> condolence goes to them. :)
> -Bee-
> has Bee.ography at:
> http://beeography.wordpress.com
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