Support of third party programming languages

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Support of third party programming languages

Post by generalram » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:01 pm

Will OSFree have its own Python, Ruby on Rails, PHP, MYSQL, etc to make applications? It would be easier to promote if it did.

Even FreePascal would help.

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Re: Support of third party programming languages

Post by valerius » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:14 am

There are Perl, Python, PHP, MySQL and FreePascal ports for OS/2 (not sure about Ruby -- never used it).
osFree aims to be binary compatible with OS/2, so all these languages should work with osFree in the
future.
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Re: Support of third party programming languages

Post by generalram » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:00 am

Last I checked they had old versions of those languages for OS/2 as it lags behind Windows, Linux, and MacOS.

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Re: Support of third party programming languages

Post by valerius » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:31 am

Yes, unfortunately, FreePascal is still EMX-based. EMX is obsolete now; Python and Perl seems to be
up-to-date. Unfortunately, the manpower of OS/2 programmers is limited. So, someone needs to
update them, but still nobody to take. Volunteers are needed for porting each program, but too little OS/2
coders remained. There are yum/rpm ports maintained by guys from BWW, which are actively
developed. But there are only 3-5 people working on that. X11 (XFree86, X.Org) port to OS/2
is stalled, unfortunately, because no people to support it currently. osFree has limited manpower
too. There's only 1-2 active developers currently, that's why it's developing very slowly.
But you can try helping the project. New developers are always welcomed.
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