Eventually, I'd like to make kharne multi-platform. Whilst I wouldn't consider myself a Linux fetishist to any great extent (I only have Windows XP machines at home, by choice), I do think that by-and-large multi-platform compability is overall a Good Thing (tm). I've been browsing the website of The Lazarus Project, the multi-platform alternative to Delphi, and pondering what it would take to swap over development to said toolkit.
But it appears that at the moment, Lazarus isn't in a state that will allow me to do so. According to the Lazarus for Delphi Users wiki, support for dragging-and-dropping is either non-existant or extremely cripped. I'm somewhat surprised at this, since dragging and dropping is a fundamental part of a windowing interface. But the relevant part of the wiki that states this hasn't been updated since December 2007. Does anyone know if drag-and-drop is still a problem in Lazarus?
If it is, and since the primary Inventory functionality in Kharne is drag-and-drop based (and will stay that way), until such time as drag-and-drop is fully implemented in Lazarus, there will be no Lazarus port and Kharne will remain Windows only.
Which is disappointing. Deeply disappointing.