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Subject  :  Looking for "sibyl"
Author  :  Edu eduard@totcontes.com
Date  :  30 Jan, 2006 on 12:46
I'm looking for one "original" full sibyl, that is, the package with OS2-Win32 IDE and compiler, as it was when discontinued ( original package not required, but appreciated ).

I'm able to pay a fee for it.

Somebody has it?


Subject  :  Re:Looking for "sibyl"
Author  :  Pete losepete@ntlworld.com
Date  :  03 Feb, 2006 on 02:48

Edu (30 Jan, 2006 12:46):
I'm looking for one "original" full sibyl, that is, the package with OS2-Win32 IDE and compiler, as it was when discontinued ( original package not required, but appreciated ).

I'm able to pay a fee for it.

Somebody has it?


Hi

Why do you want the original Sibyl?

You can download a current variation on Sibyl that is being maintained/updated here - as far as I can tell both OS/2 and Windows are supported.

http://members.chello.at/webstar/wdsibyl.html


If you really must have Sibyl "original" - do you mean at fixpack3 or 4 level? - email me directly and let me know where in the world you are; I'll let you know what the airmail cost is for a cd.

Regards

Pete


Subject  :  Re:Looking for "sibyl"
Author  :  Edu eduard@totcontes.com
Date  :  03 Feb, 2006 on 10:07
I'm refering to the original Sibyl.

WDSibyl is good, but it breaked almost all compatibility with old Sibyl and with almost all other pascal's libraries implementation ( Delphi, FPC ) changing the unit structure, to one more logical -that's true- but less standard. Also documentation is not updated with this changes. Also is true they improved the original units ( adding new features, correcting a lot of bugs ). But i'm more interested in compatibility.

I think FixPack 4 still can be downloaded from hobbes, so this is not a problem.

I'm emailing you now.
Thank you a lot!


Subject  :  Re:Looking for "sibyl"
Author  :  kif kim@foder.dk
Date  :  08 Feb, 2006 on 12:39
Hi

I have the original on CD, and could be willing to mail its contents to you, but is it legal ?

Kif


Subject  :  Re:Looking for "sibyl"
Author  :  Edu eduard@totcontes.com
Date  :  08 Feb, 2006 on 12:55
Peter has sent it to already. Thank you.

The software is officially abandonded.
Company has disapeared.
Also, lots of its code are now open-source ( the ide, spcc ), but others, simply are "lost" ( the compiler, some tools, installers, ... )

So I don't know if it's illegall or not.

I would like to contact to the original writers to "buy" it. But, where are they? I'd like to "mail" them.


Subject  :  Re:Looking for "sibyl"
Author  :  kif kim@foder.dk
Date  :  08 Feb, 2006 on 13:25
Hi Edu

>The software is officially abandonded.
>Company has disapeared.

Yes I know, I had some contact with them for a couple of years, but has no more :o(

>Also, lots of its code are now open-source ( the ide, spcc ), but >others, simply are "lost" ( the compiler, some tools, installers, ...

Tell me about it ! I have found some errors in some units, and heve corrected, some of them, but was unable to compile because the source to some units was missing.

I have solved it by stealing from WDsibyl, with some success ;o)


Subject  :  Re:Looking for "sibyl"
Author  :  Edu eduard@totcontes.com
Date  :  08 Feb, 2006 on 13:40
As I've said WDSibyl is a good product, there's a lot of work on its back, includes a lot of bug-fixes and implements new classes with new features.

But they prefered to loose a lot of compatibility with hundreds of thousands lines of code already written.

And I want to see what I can do with the "original" Sibyl, and some classes Delphi2-compatible I have. Trying to build them under Windows and eCS.


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