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"Robert C. Leif, Ph.D." <[log in to unmask]>
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Robert C. Leif, Ph.D.
Sun, 7 Oct 2001 12:09:55 -0700
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From: Bob Leif
To: Jerry Van DijK, David Botton et al.

I gave a presentation at the SIGAda 2001 Workshop, "Creating a Symbiotic
Relationship Between XML and Ada", 30 September, 2001. The bottom line is
that with XML, XML schemas, and XSL (extended style language), an operating
system, Ada friendly GUI can be built. The present Ada thick Windows and
other graphical bindings can be morphed into Web development tools. These
Ada tools can then interact with other commercial web development tools.
This will mainstream the commercial use of Ada.

-----Original Message-----
From: Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Jerry van Dijk
Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2001 7:00 PM
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Subject: Re: Returning from the Dark Side to Ada

David Botton writes:

 > The question is, now that it is possible to create powerful Win32 GUI
 > applications and Database Front Ends in Ada 95 using GWindows will those
 > 95 people who defected to the Dark Side for the empty promises of VB
 > to see the light......

We may see the light, but a couple of megabytes of Dephi code will keep us
in the shades for a long time to come :-)

 > At least one GUI builder is already in development

IMHO opinion having the tools is only the beginning. It's the fully
integrated work environment with lots of productivity enhancements that
really matters.

 > one of them is available as the Open Source Alternative to VB and
 > I hope everyone is ready ;-)

You do realise that there is a 'free for GPL programs' version of
Delphi 6 available ?

Keep up the good work!

--  Jerry van Dijk   | email: [log in to unmask]
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