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3. party software repackaged by

The 3. party software within the packages is usually not forked. The 3. party software tends to be only wrapped, but there CAN be forks. This project does NOT have a classical version control system repository, because it is a collection of release deliverables of the repackaging projects.

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Released at 2023-03-25 18:30
repackaged_Borland_software_development_tools Borland_Cpp_v_5_5_for_Wine_on_Linux_t1 (1 files Hide)

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It is a Linux specific Bash script based wrapper to the binaries of the Borland C++ compiler version 5.5 from year 2000. As of 2023_03 the wrapped binary can be downloaded from

The original license of the Borland C++ compiler version 5.5 allowed it to be freely downloaded and used for compiling commercial, closed source, software without paying any license fees to Borland. Back in 2000 the Borland C++ compiler version 5.5 was seen as a marketing tool for the license sales of their closed source C++ IDE.

As of 2023_03 the main value of the Borland C++ compiler version 5.5 is in compiling legacy C++ software and in testing the portability of C++ code. If the C++ code uses sufficiently primitive set of C++ programming language features to compile with this old C++ compiler, then, with the exception of header file related issues, there's a good chance that the C++ code works with any remotely decent modern C++ compiler and many other legacy C++ compilers.

Computer museums might want to write custom software for old hardware and old operating system combinations. By using the Borland C++ compiler version 5.5 on Linux Wine, that modern software for those old hardware and old operating system combinations can be developed by using modern C++ IDEs and modern text editors like some modern version of Vim.

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