[sword-devel] Win32 Frontend Developers

David Trotz (Integrity Online) sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 8 May 2001 13:13:56 -0700

I will try to look into it more this month. I will use the chart that comes
with C++Builder to see if we are using any of the components listed as being
Professional or Enterprise edition only. It might be easier if someone who
has the standard edition could try to compile it and let us know what causes
the compiler to choke. Do you know if the person who needed the missing
controls is still around? That person would be the most help.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Troy A. Griffitts" <scribe@crosswire.org>
To: <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 1:20 PM
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Win32 Frontend Developers

> 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
> suspect components.
> -Troy.
> dtrotzjr@arilion.com wrote:
> >
> > Hello Win32 Frontend developers,
> > I just recently purchased Borland C++ Builder 5.0 Professional Edition.
> > haven't installed it yet but I am hoping that the Professional edition
> > 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
> > 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
> > elses feelings are concerning this. My issue is with not being able to
> > the Standard edition to compile the GUI. I am not stating that this is
> > i don't know, I am more hoping we can avoid this being true. I noticed
> > the standard edition only comes with 85 VCL  components and the
> > 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
> > Edition.
> > My reasoning is that, not everone who would desire to help with the
> > GUI can afford the $500 professional edition and I barely know anyone
> > willing to pay $1200 for the enterprise edition. This could really limit
> > 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
> > 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
> > and ent. editions come with more of the "backend" type components that
> > 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
> > to develop the Win32 GUI. Which will maximize talent avaiable and the
> > 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
> > get bumped off the team one day because my professional edition no
> > 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
> > they use all free tools.