winelib: porting Delphi apps

Brad Campbell brad at
Thu Oct 31 21:55:16 CST 2002

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)

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