[fpc-devel]Questions about building an IDE/RAD System

Jeremy Darling jdarling_kc at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 2 14:59:40 CET 2004

The current IDE is designed with my current job in mind.  It only supports 
what it has to support :) as some of the languages require custom crap to be 
added in (IE: We use 2 versions of C here, an old Dos Based MS version and 
BC++ last dos based version).  So these 2 don't have visual components, when 
you open/create a projcet it hides the visual designer.

The Jedi VCL could be ported under its license pretty easily, it even has a 
nice replacement for the RTTI library (JediRTTI.pas) that does things like 
replace the AS and IS operators under the hood.  It's components (while 
deriving from Delphi's) are not tightly coded to Delphi's libraries.

In the end I hope that Lazarus will do it and I wouldn't have to take this 
any further.

>From: marcov at stack.nl (Marco van de Voort)
>Reply-To: fpc-devel at lists.freepascal.org
>To: fpc-devel at lists.freepascal.org
>Subject: Re: [fpc-devel]Questions about building an IDE/RAD System
>Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2004 14:52:25 +0100 (CET)
> > Guess my reply would have to be that: I have a full replacement for the
> > Delphi IDE that I have already written, its based on the Jedi VCL and
> > Extension Lib.
>So what you have is more something like bloodshed (an IDE written in Delphi
>that can connect to other commandline compilers, via DLL or external
>IOW, you don't want to recompile the IDE itself with FPC?
> > Thou I will be taking a look at Lazarus and seeing how it was done.  My
> > current IDE works for PHP4Windows (My own creation that will go public
> > some day), Delphi, C++, and a few internal languages.
>What C++ ? Only bc++, or also e.g. gcc ? If you can do GCC, a lot of that
>support will be reusable for FPC.
> > So adding support won't be the problem it will be getting all of the
> > controls currently supported to cross compile that will be the pain 
> > FP doesn't have an equilivent of BPL's that I can find.
>If they depend on Jedi VCL, it will be hard, since that depends on the
>Borland VCL deeper down?
>And FPC indeed doesn't have packages yet.
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