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Is it possible to convert delphi to linux?
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by:aflarin
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what do you mean?

run Delphi application under linux? it is possible if you have Kylix3/Delphi7 - then you can develop native linux app

or you can try to run Delphi IDE or Delphi application via Wine (win emulation)
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by:Geert Gruwez
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check the site http://www.lazarus.freepascal.org/

it has a checklist of what works and what not
http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/Roadmap
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I have a QNAP NAS and it is running linux. So it coul dbe nice to develope linux apps throug delphi.
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by:Geert Gruwez
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you can do that with lazarus
i started on ubuntu 8 and got a few things working
but then my pc crashed and i haven't had the time to reinstall it (hard disk corrupt)
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by:QC20N
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So I just use the version for windows of Lazarus?
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no, download lazarus and freepascal for linux
install it in linux and then write pascal programs in delphi for linux

no more windows
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by:Geert Gruwez
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ugh, write lazarus programs for linux
mostly it's the same syntax
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by:kenaritiga
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better go along with WinE, this emulator good enough for running exe in linux, as long as you avoid using registry. Take note that several WinAPI won't work or having small differences with using windows.

building apps in lazarus in another hands, also a nice solution (since we all know that kylix were ... ). but lazarus has a smaller amount of visual component library, you will have to write or find most of the component your self.

so, if you using windows i recomends use winE, if you don't, fetch your lazarus today !
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