Re: Need advice on Linux Programming tool
Aldous B Bernardo wrote:
> I would like to ask for some advice on what programming tools can I
> use in developing Linux apps. I've been developing Windoze
> applications for about 3 years and would like to shift to Linux.
> I'm interested in GUI tools for X, preferably using KDE ( Gnome
> would be great too). i've been using Delphi for my Windoze apps- I
> know that there is Kylix but I would like to know of similar if not
> better tools. Console programming tools would be nice too.
If you're used to Delphi, why switch? With Kylix, you have a familiar
development environment, which reduces the learning curve. And it can
compile as a Windows application with Delphi 6 with little changes, as
long as you don't use any Linux specific calls. (Actually, with
conditionals, you can have both Windows and Linux specific calls.)
I found, as a Delphi developer, that I could start using Kylix almost
immediately. I've been converting some of the KDE library calls to
Pascal, as well as working with SDL. With a little discipline, I could
take my SDL applications from my Linux box and have a Windows
application with no changes in the code.
But, that's just me. Your mileage may vary.