[fpc-devel] Need patch for bugs : 0011503 / 0009472

Boian Mitov mitov at mitov.com
Thu Jun 19 13:56:34 CEST 2008

P.S. Another idea is to probably compile with our own clone of FreePascal, 
and just provide the compiled libraries as long as we keep them binary 
compatible ;-) . We can give the clone for free to our customers. This way 
you can still have the main version of FreePascal do whatever it wants, and 
we will have a version that behaves as we expect ;-) .

  With best regards,
    Boian Mitov

Mitov Software

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Boian Mitov" <mitov at mitov.com>
To: "FPC developers' list" <fpc-devel at lists.freepascal.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 4:53 AM
Subject: Re: [fpc-devel] Need patch for bugs : 0011503 / 0009472

>      Hi Jonas,
> This functionality works in all versions of Delphi 5-2007. We support them 
> all, and we have done so for years. We have no problems to compile with 
> such optimizations turned off. We need proper reference counting. We have 
> over 300 Delphi components in 5 released and 3 libraries under current 
> development, spreading over 4 million lines of code. We are looking to 
> port it to Linux, and other platforms. The Lazarus looks like the natural 
> solution. We have no problems creating a clone of it, or developing 
> alternative compiler from scratch. We plan to allow C++ users to also use 
> the library, as we provide C++/MFC and .NET component wrappers to our 
> customers. If we need to we can simply fix the compiler for our needs and 
> sell only compiled C++ supporting versions, or if you agree to allow some 
> override to the behavior we can support the Lazarus and free Pascal too. 
> We believe that as one of the biggest component vendors in the world, our 
> support for Lazarus will help the project a lot. However for that we 
> crucially need this problem fixed. CodeGear has done fixes for us in the 
> past, in order to help us continue to support the platform, as they have 
> done for other vendors, and we are very, very grateful for that, and have 
> help them (convert) many of our .NET customers. We will be equally 
> grateful for any help you can offer in our attempts to support Lazarus. We 
> believe this will only help the community, and the popularity of the 
> product.
> I have downloaded the source, and I will see if we can tweak it and add 
> some compiler option to support this somehow.
> You can take a look at our currently available products here : 
> www.mitov.com , and yes, we are working to make all this available in 
> Lazarus ;-) .
>  With best regards,
>    Boian Mitov
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