I have some Windows shareware applications built with Delphi 7 that have not been updated for almost 10 years. I was thinking to release the source code as open source on a site like sourceforge.
However most of the projects use some commercial libraries that I bought a long time ago. To compile, my projects needs these libraries as *.dcu files which I must include.
In Delphi, dcu files are basically precompiled code, that is linked to the final executable (analogous to .o and .obj files that C compilers produce).
Could I generate these dcu files (from the commercial sources which I have and assume should not be included in the project) and include them in the project so it compiles correctly?
If not do I have any other options?
Note that these are libraries that have not been updated for over a decade, and most of the vendors don't even exist any more.