Subject Re: [IBO] IBO and Lazarus
Author Randal W. Carpenter
I like seems to me it might bring to the table what the dead
kylix/delphi crossover support of projects offered and then some. It also
seems to be getting there as far as useability (its already further in
most aspect than kylix ever got). In fact there is a firebird library or
two already out there...I am playing with one now as a matter of
works but it aint ibo (fblib). Also I like the fact that indy 9 was
ported for windows and indy 10 is nearly completely ported to various
platforms. I see you had starting porting ibo to kylix, and the guys who
are porting indy said that prior work was of some use for multiplatform perhaps its something to really think about...I for one would
love to see it. I would be glad to test it and help where I can.


On Tue, 24 Apr 2007, lobolo2000 wrote:

>> I've thought about doing this already in the past...
>> What do you think it would take to port IBO to Lazarus? How
> similar to
>> Delphi is the language?
>> What I'd do is hire a programmer to port it for me.
>> Jason Wharton
> I just stumbled across this thread, and would like to share my 2
> cents:
> The most interesting aspect of Lazarus is it being cross-platform
> (Win32, Linux, MAC OS X... with development being done for Win64 and
> WinCE). Most of its libraries are under a modified LGPL licence,
> meaning that both closed and open source software can be developed
> with it.
> It gives a native feel to the resulting applications on the intended
> platforms as it uses the native widgetsets of each platform (well
> developed: Win32 and GTK; under development: GTK2, Qt, Carbon,
> WinCE, fpGui).
> It uses free pascal as language/compiler, and has units quite
> similar to the Delphi ones. Its LCL is very close to the VCL as
> well.
> Converting Delphi projects varies from extremely easy to difficult,
> depending mostly on how much the code depends on the WinAPI (that is
> to have cross platform compatibility) as well as 3rd party
> components. To make things easier, Lazarus has cross-platform
> methods/functions that mimick the most common WinAPI counterparts.
> There are some shortcomings still, but it is a very active project
> that's evolving steadily. I strongly suggest you have a look at it.
> My 2 cents...