winelib: porting Delphi apps
frank at joerdens.de
Fri Nov 1 03:59:43 CST 2002
On Fri, Nov 01, 2002 at 11:55:16AM +0800, Brad Campbell wrote:
> Francois Gouget wrote:
> > On Thu, 31 Oct 2002, Frank Joerdens wrote:
> > > Just a (probably crazy) thought: What about porting Windoze apps that
> > > aren't written in C? I've got a Delphi application that currently runs
> > > under Virtual PC under OS 9.2 on an eMac (PPC Processor), which would
> > > run much faster without those OS layers in between. I don't really have
> > > a clue as to whether this really far-out-whacky or not cuz I am not
> > > really a Delphi, or, for that matter, C developer. I just have the
> > > Delphi source code for the app in question and do know some Pascal
> > > (learned it in school 20 yeas ago).
> > Winelib is for C/C++ only. Adapting it to other languages would require
> > a lot of work. However for Delphi applications there is a ready
> > solution: Kylix!
> I have several Delphi programs I run using wine.
> I note that your running on PPC, which native wine, nor Kylix is going
> to help you with.
> Check out Lazarus. I believe the fpc 1.1 compiler will target PPC.
> But then you need to run Linux on your PPC, not MacOS.
> You could port the program using Lazarus, run Linux on PPC and run OS9.2
> under MOL.
> If you think wine is alpha software, wait till you look at Lazarus :p)
Thanks. I think I'll leave it the way it is then . . . ;)
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