• Subject: Re: TN5250 - console (SVGA-lib)
  • From: Patrick Bielen <bielen@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2001 07:53:43 +0200

> I've tried to get svgalib to work on FreeBSD, and haven't had any
> success.  It just crashes.   So, I'm not going to be much help there.

That's a pitty.

> Kylix is a commercial product, isn't it?  Wouldn't that be conflict
> with the tn5250 license?

Well.... yes and no.
Kylix relies in 3 different versions.

1 server edition (commercial)
1 desktop editon (commercial)
1 Open Edition (GPL) but all the programs you make with this
   version you must make the GPL-licence. This version is
   a free version as long as your written program is Open Source.

I downloaded the Open Distribution (and the company bought the
Destop Edition) and it looks as the same as visual basic for windows.
There is a difference between the commands in this two programming-
languages but if you ever programmed in VB or VBA, Kylix feels very
comfortable to use... developing software has never been that easy
in Linux i suppose.

Greetings

Patrick
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