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Delphi Prism for .NET and Mono (for Windows, Mac OS-X and Linux)

At last RemObjects (the hosts of PascalScript and the Oxygene ObjectPascal compiler for .NET) decided to partner with Embarcadero‘s CodeGear department (formerly a part of Borland) in making the next generation of Delphi with support for the latest .NET technologies (like WPF) and also targeting Mono (Novell’s .NET port to Linux/Unix).

Now if Microsoft also decided to opensource J# so that people would make it available to Mono too and be able to add the missing libraries for Java2 source code compatibility (now that Sun’s Java implementation has been opensourced and the GNU Classpath project has done great strides), one could feel confident to say that they can persuade even the most skeptical client to use .NET for a totally new project or for a new re-engineered version of a legacy project.

Update:

It seems Delphi Prism is the Oxygene compiler (Object Pascal with .NET features like LINQ etc.) together with the free VSX (Visual Studio Shell) from Microsoft. It runs in integrated (instead of isolated) mode of VSX, that is if it finds Visual Studio.net installed on the machine it will integrate into it nicely, if not, it will install the (empty from any language compilers) VSX shell and integrate into it.

You can target the Mono framework doing the build at the IDE on Windows and also can run the command-line compiler (which is managed IL code) at Mono on Linux or OS-X if you wish. It would be nice if we also had a cross-platform IDE so that developers could chose the platform to use, but nevertheless, it’s good news even as is (one can use virtual machines after all – it’s a much more stable experience for development I feel: if your workspace gets corrupted, just use a backup version of the virtual machine disk, not any lengthy OS and IDE reinstallations etc.).

Delphi Prism will be available separately but also as a part of "CodeGear RAD Studio 2009" which will contain Delphi for Win32 and C++ compilers among its other goodies.

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