[Not Windows] From the NoteTab FAQ
- View SourceHere's a quote from the FAQ topic in NoteTab's Help file for completeness:
"Are there plans for a Linux or MAC version of NoteTab?
Not at the moment. Note, that NoteTab will run on Intel-based Macs
that are running Windows or Wine, and on PowerPC Macs using Virtual
PC. It will also run on UNIX/Linux systems with Wine."
NoteTab is developed in Delphi. Delphi has a Linux version called
Kylix, but Kylix went by the wayside. This limits the feasibility of
having a "native" Linux/Unix/Mac/etc. version of NoteTab. Eric would
have to do a total re-write, or find a compiler that can convert
Delphi to a Linux-based language.
Delphi is Pascal, so perhaps a recent Open Source version of Pascal
that was announced a couple weeks ago, might someday do what we need.
However, some of the software I support is developed in Delphi, and
the programmer tells me there are a lot of third party add-ons that
are heavily used by all Delphi programmers. If such things did not
exist in Linux, Eric would have to develop them from scratch. (Not
being a Delphi or Linux programmer, I am not sure of the accuracy of
all of this.)
NoteTab is NOT open source, so it is entirely up to Eric and the
market conditions to make it conducive for him to look at another
operating system besides Windows.
Until that happens, it is up to the efforts of this list to get
NoteTab running well on something other than Windows.
Please do not harp on Eric to do this. NoteTab is one of several
programs that Eric has developed and makes a living to _support his
family_. What he does in this regard has to make sense to insure a
continued family-sized income. I suppose a rich benefactor who would
make it worth his while would help. However, I do not advocate wasting
money on the lottery to this end. ;-)