February 7, 2011

Embarcadero, KSDev, and Next Generation Frameworks

Embarcadero buys KSdev to work on "next generation frameworks". Quite interesting, I have to say.

Embarcadero buys KSdev to work on "next generation frameworks". This is announced in ksdev home page at http://www.ksdev.com/. Actual wording (in case the site goes down in the future):

While at Embarcadero we are not bringing VGScene, DXScene, or ImageFX code forward. I am working on a very exciting next generation App Development project that will go beyond what the KSDev products were providing. It is safe to say that similar functionality of these frameworks will be made available in future Embarcadero development products. I believe it will be well worth the wait.

If you are interested in being a part of the field tests of Embarcadero's "next generation frameworks" when they start to become available...

So I have to agree with the comments from Chris Rolliston of Delphi Heaven at http://delphihaven.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/embarcadero-purchase-ksdev/ who ties the announcement with the words of Allen Bauer about " the revived cross platform efforts". Quite interesting, I have to say.

I guess only time will tell what's really behind this, but the fact Embarcadero is buying small companies with great technologies "around Delphi", is very positive for the product. This is how Allen put it on Twitter:





 

7 Comments

Embarcadero, KSDev, and Next Generation Frameworks 

 Now we are as customers of KSDev, wait for embt turn! What will 
happen with us?)) 
Comment by Deksden [http://Deksden.com] on February 7, 22:23

Embarcadero, KSDev, and Next Generation Frameworks 

Brave man - you may be about to attract members of the
'Embarcadero can do nothing right' crowd, and not for
the first time...

(BTW, it's no second 'e'. Heaven would be nice, but
since I've never had a religion to lose, a mere haven
has to do...)
Comment by Chris [http://delphihaven.wordpress.com/] on February 7, 23:19

Embarcadero, KSDev, and Next Generation Frameworks 

@Deksden I think you will have to follow your license
statements of your products. At large I'm also happy
that EMBT buy to improve its core technologies and I
will be glad to see EMBT doing more than less (no pun
intended). The main solution from your side I think
that will be to try to make the code as independent
from a platform and to isolate parts that may be
dependent to your product. And if till the end of the
year no solution will appear, you will have to
implement a minimalist replacement of what are you using.
Comment by Ciprian Mustiata [http://narocad.blogspot.com] on February 8, 01:50

Embarcadero, KSDev, and Next Generation Frameworks 

A hardware accelerated, vector based GUI combined with 
Delphi for Linux is what I'd have the need for right 
now.  Unfortunately this is not available yet, that's 
why I went with Qt instead. Qt itself is fine, but I 
really would prefer some native Object Pascal 
framework. Problem is, this probably not going to hit 
the market soon. But I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Comment by arni on February 8, 07:54

Embarcadero, KSDev, and Next Generation Frameworks 

Not Everyone has the same opinion Chris that would
make the world a boring place I think.
Comment by FromEurope on February 8, 17:57

Embarcadero, KSDev, and Next Generation Frameworks 

I personally have no problem with QT. If EMB is ready to 
ship something like with X(E)3 also ok. Why not.

The procedure of transition and the results from this 
are still not communicated, this is what Desken referred 
too. Honestly, this is a good question. If someone is in 
a project ... - In Austria we have a saying: "There we 
always be sthg.".

This is not about if EMB will be in the postion to ship- 
this is separated.

Mike
Comment by Michael Thuma on February 9, 19:33

Embarcadero, KSDev, and Next Generation Frameworks 

 i just know that delphi is very weak in graphic .
look at tech of microsoft graphic for every thing .
such as desighn a button , web and ...
!!!
Comment by soft-c on February 28, 09:33


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