John,

That answers all eleven questions.

Thank you very much,

JaMi

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Williams" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, October 26, 2002 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] SDK and Delphi Questions


> The Protel SDK is implemented with Delphi run time packages.  This allows
> controlled access to a part of the internal structure of Protel 99SE
without
> requiring access to its (proprietary) source code.  Packages are chunks of
> compiled code that are similar to ordinary Windows dll's but with
additional
> object oriented class information.  This gives the ability to access the
> object oriented structures (e.g. pads, tracks, text, etc.) contained in a
> design.  These pre-compiled run time packages are Delphi compiler version
> specific.  A package which was compiled with Delphi 5 cannot be accessed
> from external code that was compiled with Delphi 6.
> The Protel 98/99 SDK was originally compiled with Delphi 3.  Protel 99SE,
at
> one point, had both Delphi 3 and Delphi 5 versions but the Dephi 3 version
> was later discontinued.  This means that you MUST use Delphi 5 for any
> Protel 99SE server development.
> Protel DXP appears to have been written with Delphi 6 but an SDK for DXP
has
> not (yet?) been made available so, at the present time, you cannot write
> servers for it anyway.  If the SDK for DXP is implemented in the same way
as
> it was for 99SE, you would need the matching Delphi version for server
> development.
>
> John Williams
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "JaMi Smith" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Cc: "JaMi Smith" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Saturday, October 26, 2002 7:22 AM
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] SDK and Delphi Questions
>
>
> > Ian,
> >
> > I did go thru all of the PEDA and PDEV Archives that I have avaiable to
me
> > here on this system (back to 9/12/01), and did note that several posts
did
> > mention that D6 would not work for P99, but that also it appears that D6
> is
> > what DXP is written in.
> >
> > I am wondering just what the problem is, and whether or not it may be
> > possible to get a re-compile out of Sidney which would work on D6
> (certainly
> > less work than SP7).
> >
> > On the other hand, I wonder if D7 may work whareas D6 did not. To this
> > extent, I thought about downloading the free Trial Version, but I
realize
> > that it would take me more that the 30 days just to learn enough of both
> the
> > SDK and Delphi to be able to put the thing to the test, and see whether
it
> > would handle the compiled libraries.
> >
> > Is there some specific thing that D6 won't handle, that could be checked
> out
> > on D7?
> >
> > I ran into this same kind of problem once before with Borland with Turbo
> C++
> > Version 2 versus Version 3 with some compiled libraries, but eventially
> > found that while they would not work from the "integrated environment",
> they
> > could in fact be used with the "command line" Version of the newer
> Version.
> > I am wondering if the problem with Version 6 might not be something like
> > that.
> >
> > I guess that I just have to start crusing Ebay looking for D5.
> >
> > Does anyone know of any other soruces for used / recycled software?.
> >
> > Anyway, thanks for your input,
> >
> > JaMi
> >
>

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