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Post by alex_farlie » Tue Dec 07, 2004 11:39 pm

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Post by terrance » Tue Dec 07, 2004 11:53 pm

You're talking about things that aren't high priority. You will have to wait a bit for this features, or you program it by yourself.

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Post by w3seek » Wed Dec 08, 2004 1:29 am

about unicode, for those who still didn't get it. ReactOS internally works - just like windows - with unicode - only very little things use ansi (same does windows in some very few cases). 99% of the OS (including GUI) uses unicode. if applications use ansi functions it'll reduce the speed of the applications because strings have to be converted back and forth all the time...

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Re: Anyone wrking on ...?

Post by Epmak » Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:49 am

What for to reimplement Borland dll's?
You just can redistribute these dll's with application which needs them
without any copyright problem.
BTW correctly built applications which are created by Borland tools
have all required non-statdard libraries included in their installation packages.

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Post by alex_farlie » Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:35 am

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Post by GvG » Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:53 am

Ahh but are they 'free' in the same way ReactOS is.
The Borland compilers are not free either, are they? If you have the compiler you are allowed to redistribute the .DLLs I suppose. If you don't have the compiler having the .DLLs doesn't bring you anything. That's different with MSVCRT, you can use GCC to generate code which will use MSVCRT.

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Post by alex_farlie » Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:59 am

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Re: Why should I be limited to using MSVCRT?

Post by Epmak » Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:50 am

alex_farlie wrote: BTW What's to stop patches to GCC/Minigw that would let it compile Borland
dialect code?

Alex
1) In fact latest Borland C++ command-line compiler is free.

2) Idea of my first message was:
If some software needs Borland dll's then it should include them
in installer becouse these dll's are not included in Windows install too.
Borland allow to redestribute these dll with software created by Borland
tools and these dll's should work in ReactOS as any other binary dll.
If they do not then ReactOS should be fixed.

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'Delphi' like

Post by mrkvus » Mon Dec 20, 2004 12:30 am

> - As Freepascal is believed to be able to compile Object Pascal,
> has anyone considered if a 'Delphi' like framework is possible
> for ReactOS?

Maybe www.lazarus.freepascal.org is able to work. They have new build,
I was able to compile my old school project with it with small amount
of work. It is portable and based on gtk, so probably it would run on ROS
(haven't tried yet, but will, when I find some time).

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