Re: Embarcadero buyout?
- From: Lee Jenkins <lee@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 13:21:41 -0400
Brion L. Webster wrote:
Lee Jenkins wrote:
No, no. I wasn't insinuating that you were Brion. I've been following most of the threads on the buyout and there's been a little doubt about the transition, although most people seem to be up beat and positive about it.
I was just musing that it does indeed sound positive.
I especially like the comments on cross platform development which seemed to indicate that there was at least a possibility for it.
OK. FTR, I have been negative about recent product quality. At this point, no amount of prognostication, or "this means that this will happen", will make me feel better. The only thing I'm going to base my judgements on are actual behaviors and products.
Under Recent Product Quality, I'm not just talking about the disasters that are Delphi > 7. I count the documentation as part of the product, not something to be bolted on later. Nor is documentation something to be supplied by the "community", unless they're paying Hallvard to write it and put it in the box, or it's comments easily added later and an editor moderates it to enhance the existing documentation.
Yes, I too hope there is some improvement here as well. I keep my D6 setup on my laptop which has XP while my D2007 is on my desktop for main work now since it has Visa and I had problems getting D6 to install. I use the D6 help file and google for help now. The whole MS help/document thing is a beast to load and very hungry.
Another thing I've had problems with is updating my D2007 installation which has caused me so many problems that I've given up on updating it.
So I'm waiting for evidence that they're cleaning up the "RAD" side of things. Whatever products the Delphi/C++ Builder group is responsible for. Whether that includes a resurrected Kylix, or cross-compiler, or whatever. I'd love to see the next release actually shine, for once.
As you say, time will tell, but at least there is some positive news and the future at least looks brighter. Hopefully without CodeGear languishing under Borland, we'll see some good stuff soon!
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