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

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 11:26:35 CET 2008

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 12:13 PM, Michael Van Canneyt
<michael at freepascal.org> wrote:
>> They keep going on about the .NET dependency justification in the IDE,
>> saying they didn't want to reinvent the wheel!
> What kind of nonsense is that ? What does .NET dependency in the IDE
> have to do with reinventing the wheel ? Does .NET come with a complete
> code refactoring assembly, written in C# by Microsoft or what ?
> Assuming they wrote the IDE (and thus code refactoring) themselves,
> what is the problem to compile it as native code and get rid of .NET
> dependencies in the IDE ?

I didn't get into it much, but many developers are upset about the
.NET dependency in the IDE in last few Delphi releases. Now they can't
run the Delphi IDE via WINE, which apparently many of them did for
Delphi 7 etc...

CodeGear staff mentioned reusing refactoring features of the .NET
framework in the IDE and some other stuff for the editor etc...

  - Graeme -

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