DescriptionMigration Delphi for Kylix without problems with ConvertFiles.
"All of us, developers, know that Borland Delphi is one of the best development tools RAD of the market and with Borland Kylix's release, we started to have the opportunity to create applications for S.O.Linux. However, one of the largest faced problems, was when we wanted to carry our projects written in Delphi for Kylix.
Such a process is not a difficult task, however it is very difficult and costly, causing a lot of times the detailed reedition of the projects, because we should change all the units substituting some names (Menus => QMenus, Forms => QForms, etc..) existent in the clause you use and also some key words (bsSizeable => fbsSizeable, mb_OK => smbOK, etc...).
That task becomes more complicated when the programmer doesn't know exactly what should be substituted in your projects so that this can be compiled in Borland Kylix. That is perfectly normal, because in the beginning I also had that problem type.
I selected a very small project for the conversion (16 units to the total) and with passing of the hours, I could notice that I would have a tremendous work to convert the next projects (much larger than that, be said of passage).
There I thought: "Why not to develop an application to do the whole heavy work and mechanic for me?, would I be like this just with the successes and final fittings."
Lively with that idea, I began the project ConvertFiles, whose main objective is of to automate and to activate the conversion process.
This application carries with extreme agility and your easiness project Borland Delphi, based on the library of visual components for Windows (VCL), for a native project Borland Kylix, based on the library of components inter-platform of Borland (CLX), being enough the user to indicate some characteristics of the project, and in few seconds, your project will be capable to be recompiled in Borland Kylix, or vice-versa."
- Status: Fully functional
- Source: FW
- Size: 1 236 763kB
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