[fpc-devel] Extend the libraries people!

Vincent Snijders vsnijders at quicknet.nl
Tue Jun 7 09:57:15 CEST 2005

L505 wrote:
> I will submit a crumby KOL hello world zip asap. (next goal is to try an MCK app
> working, and a linux app working, but I"m not sure how far linux is supported with
> kol)
> Listen, 26KB for complete a hello world windows GUI program is not bad at all.
> Where I see a big problem is lazarus not offering small EXE sizes.. since a lot of
> people do judge an exe by it's size.
> (not so much worry in GnuLinux... I don't mind shipping a 1MB linux app...since most
> Linux apps are usually KDE Python bloatware anyway)
> So until the LCL is smartlinked better or placed into a library file, I think if KOL
> was avail in the mean time as a temporary solution.. this would solve a lot of
> problems temporarily... in a quick and dirty manner (took me only 1 hour to get KOL
> working today...whereas LCL linked smart may take us a year).
> Maybe we'll get around to making IDE for KOL/freepascal, or Lazarus could be hacked to
> use KOL as an option. People might be able to cheat in the mean time by building their
> KOL/MCK applications
> inside delphi, then compiling with freepascal (since KOL does not use DFM files,
> rather pure "on the fly" component creation code just hidden inside include files).

If you don't want to use the form designer, Lazarus is a capable code 
editor with good support for include files for KOL/freepascal projects 
too. Just use a program or custom program in Lazarus.



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