> anyone with word of advice
Borland compiler is not officially supported. If you manage to compile POCO with Borland compiler and submit the patches, we'll be glad to incorporate them into the codebase. Also, if you are willing to take ownership of the Borland build system, we'll welcome that, too.
BTW, this is not exactly the right forum. [url=http://pocoproject.org/poco/wiki/tiki-view_forum.php?forumId=6|Support] or http://pocoproject.org/poco/wiki/tiki-view_forum.php?forumId=3]Wishlist[/url
would have been a more appropriate place for this kind of post.