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User currently offlineRabenschlag From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 1022 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1962 times:

Hi Guys,

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?

Thanks for any help,

R.

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User currently offlineMoo From Falkland Islands, joined May 2007, 4090 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1956 times:



Quoting Rabenschlag (Thread starter):
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.


User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1787 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1945 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?


User currently offlineMoo From Falkland Islands, joined May 2007, 4090 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1933 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).


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21522 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

You might just run the Windows Version under Parallels or VMware — both can integrate it almost seamlessly into the OS X environment with only the window style remaining different.

What does the tool do? Maybe there's an OS X equivalent already.


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