[sword-devel] Win32 Frontend Developers
Troy A. Griffitts
Thu, 03 May 2001 13:20:45 -0700
I use Professional, and don't think we need anything that Standard
doesn't provide, but not sure. I haven't tried to compile with
Standard. I remember someone with standard saying that they needed to
'snag' a control or two from the professional edition and install it
into their standard edition to compile, but I can't imagine what
component[s] where involved.
I agree with your premise-- we should use the standard set unless
absolutely necessary to use something from professional. We should
investigate if we violate this premise and see if we can remove the
> Hello Win32 Frontend developers,
> I just recently purchased Borland C++ Builder 5.0 Professional Edition. I
> haven't installed it yet but I am hoping that the Professional edition is
> all that is needed to compile the new prototype frontend that Troy is
> working on. My hope is that with this new toy that now I have I can use it
> to help out with the new Win32 frontend. One of my main concerns is the
> issue of which editions can compile and run the new Win32 GUI.
> I have a concern I want to address, and my intent is to see what everyone
> elses feelings are concerning this. My issue is with not being able to use
> the Standard edition to compile the GUI. I am not stating that this is true,
> i don't know, I am more hoping we can avoid this being true. I noticed that
> the standard edition only comes with 85 VCL components and the Professional
> edition with 150+ and Enterprise with 200+. My Question is is it possible to
> limit the VCL components we use to only the 85 that come with the std
> edition or if really neccessary the 150 that come with the Professional
> My reasoning is that, not everone who would desire to help with the Win32
> GUI can afford the $500 professional edition and I barely know anyone
> willing to pay $1200 for the enterprise edition. This could really limit the
> amount of talent on the development team for the Win32 GUI.
> I am one such example of that issue. Even with my student discount the
> Enterprise Edition would be $380, I cannot afford that, so I purchased the
> professional edition, but if the Win32 GUI uses some of the components
> exclusive to the Enterprise Edition I will not be able to compile the
> project and therefore not be able to work on the frontend.
> I get the feeling that most, if not all, of the components we need to do
> this frontend come with the standard edition and if we need to we can
> develop the rest ourselves. I am making the assumption that all three
> editions come with the all of the GUI type VCL components and that the prof.
> and ent. editions come with more of the "backend" type components that we
> could, if need be develop ourselves.
> Anyone have any comments? I ask this because I would like to see an
> agreement amde that we only use whatever class of components we agree upon
> to develop the Win32 GUI. Which will maximize talent avaiable and the tools
> available to us. I am not dictating anything here I am not even
> orchestrating anything, I am a mere volunteer who wants to be sure I don't
> get bumped off the team one day because my professional edition no longer
> compiles the Win32 frontend. I want to help. :)
> In Christ,
> David Trotz
> P.S. This is really where the Linux GUI's have an advantage over us because
> they use all free tools.