I have a program written with Delphi 7 that runs on Windows XP and Windows 7. I am working on a project called Scare Wars. It is a system that scares birds away so that they don't fly into air planes or jets at Air Ports around the world. I discovered the Rasberry Pi and I have 4 of them. They are Rasberry Pi A and B Models. They are the first ones NOT Pi2. After doing my research and getting the Pi's to run Raspbian I tried other OS systems to see if they will run. Seems only the Raspbian will run on the Pi. So here is my issue.
The old programmer has left the project and it has fallen into my hands to take over. I have Scare Wars source code that was written in Delphi 7 ported out to Windows XP. The program runs fine and I'm setting up Delphi 7 on a Windows XP machine so I can begin to work and compile new code. I am not a programmer but I have been hacking at different programs throughout the years so I have some experience. I need to know if Delphi 7 will export the project to Linux? specifically Rasbian for the Rasberry Pi. I could use any suggestions that might lead me down the right path. I think I can handle the coding. I am just not sure I can compile this to run on the Rasberry Pi. This might be a good experience for someone. I heard the whole Rasberry idea was based on Teaching and learning. Any help would be greatly appreciated.