[fpc-devel] FPC Branches

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Tue Jul 13 02:30:46 CEST 2010

Michael Van Canneyt schrieb:

>> A platform independent solution would implement the IDE, compiler etc. 
>> in .NET/Mono, so that it can be used immediately on every platform, 
>> that supports .NET.  AFAIK Java development systems went the same way...
> Huh ? That would be the day ? AFAIK Java doesn't need .NET ?

A .NET development system is typically built on top of .NET, a Java 
development system on top of Java.

FPC instead is not built on top of a single system, and supports more 
than a single target. That makes it different from beforementioned 
development systems.

The Delphi maintainers decided to restrict the development system to 
Windows, but plan to allow for multiple targets by cross-compilation 
(and remote debugging?) features (Delphi "X").


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