Rabenschlag From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 1080 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2566 times:
I am using a very useful windows tool, which I'd love to run natively on my Mac. It is coded in Borland Delphi 8, and the programmer would be willing to share the code for porting it to an OSX executable.
Is there an obvious solution that does not require a lot of recoding?
CodeGear never released their runtimes on the Mac platform, so you would have to use another runtime compiler such as Free Pascal - but even then, the dialects are so diverse it would take a fair bit of tinkering.
I personally wouldn't bother - I looked into it a while back to port Heidi-SQL to OS X, and gave up very quickly.
AM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1863 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2549 times:
Sounds pretty complicated since many of Delphi's nice features come from its tie to the 32 bit Windows API. Unfortunately you will have to wait for some sort of official port from Borland or whoever has control over Delphi this days.
BTW. Which would be the premier tool for producing native OS X GUI based applications?
Moo From Falkland Islands, joined May 2007, 5192 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2537 times:
Quoting AM744 (Reply 2): BTW. Which would be the premier tool for producing native OS X GUI based applications?
The Apple supplied development kit - Xcode and Interface Builder for the IDE, ObjC for the language, Cocoa for the framework (with a bit of Carbon if you need it, but try to avoid it as its deprecated).