As I can’t see the news up on DelphiFeeds.com yet, I thought I’d just post to report Embarcadero have purchased KSDev, or at least, hired the indie developer behind it and all the intellectual property involved (link). Perhaps the most significant piece of the latter is VGScene, a cross-platform, WPF-like visual framework written in Pascal. According to the man himself,
While at Embarcadero we are not bringing VGScene, DXScene, or ImageFX code forward. I am working on a very exciting next generation App Development project that will go beyond what the KSDev products were providing. It is safe to say that similar functionality of these frameworks will be made available in future Embarcadero development products. I believe it will be well worth the wait.
On the one hand, this is pretty bad news to people who have recently purchased a KSDev product, and quite a few have been venting their feelings in non-tech. On the other though, this is surely excellent news for Delphi itself, strongly connected, I assume, to Allen Bauer’s recent ‘announcement’ that QT is no longer planned to underpin the revived cross platform efforts as it once was (as Jim McKeeth — the interviewer himself — says in the comments however, listen to interview for the actual formulation used). Congrats all round!