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The problem is the hardcodedness with the glibc libraries
2004-08-16 10:20:52 PM
I'm tom and I want to speak in behalf of the Kylix community
regardless Open, Professional or Enterprice Edition. Therefore
I'd like to use 'we' instead of 'I'.
We're using Kylix 3 Pro under SuSE 7.3 without any single
problem, since SuSE 7.2 provides the correct version of the Linux
and QT librararies. All subsequent upgrades of Linus SuSE 8.0 and
up are the cause of the Kylix blues many people are facing, since
the library versions no longer match. We've spent a lot of money
for Kylix: 569.00 Dutch guilders for K1, 385.00 dutch Guilders
for each K2 and K3 upgrades.
Our problem is that Borland seems to not doing a lot work for
this group of people. We find that Borland can do four things
1) Make (a part of) it open-source
2) Sell it to a company who is willing to update it to the latest
kernel and glibc verions. An AMD64 mode is also welcome!
3) Continue to work with Kylix so that version conflicts don't
bother. OpenOffice and Java both are compiled with the newest
GC compiler suite, but run flawlessly on my computer on which
I installed SuSE 7.3. This is the proof that brand new
software can run flawlessly on and old version of Linux and
4) Why not putting Delphi 8.0 (.NET version) to Mono?
We hope that Borland doesn't let us sit in the cold.
Kylix tied to a fixed version of glibc and qt is like a prisoner
keeping handcuffed and feetcuffed whilst in cell.
Please remove that tie!