Cross platform development Linux/Windows
Posted on 2003-02-20
I work for small company that produces certain types of automated manufacturing equipment. This equipment uses Windows as OS.
Company would like to move to Linux for many reasons, but main is, of cause, money.
Besides capability of running stand alone, this equipment can be controlled from user PCs. We design it in a way that code running on use PC and machine itself is pretty much the same. So we have only one peace of code to maintain. Since 99% of laptops are running Windows now no movement to Linux ( whatever flavor) are not going to happend unless we can demonstrate that we can have one peace of code running on both Linux and Windows. ( OR at least hude portions of it can be shared. Some OS specific code is allowed of cause, but we would like to keep it to absolute minimum )
Borland claims that they have set of tools to do just that. Does anyone have did anything like that before? It claims is the true what tools combination(s) should I look at? Is there any other tools available for such task?
Areas involved in development would be:
Intesive UI: graphs, charts, grids, color buttons etc...
TCPIP communications ie sockets.
RS232 communictions.... maybe.
Thank you for advice..