[fpc-devel] Win64 FPC is in wrong download location
graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Tue May 4 21:45:40 CEST 2010
On 4 May 2010 17:27, Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org> wrote:
>> fpGUI probably depends as well as the fp text mode ide on glibc etc. so
>> running on older systems is pure luck.
> This is correct. I did some tests for this when still running SuSE.
> Only binaries that do not depend on LibC will run on old linux distros.
Either way, I installed SuSE 9.0 on a spare hard drive. Copied over
fpGUI binaries created on Ubuntu 9.10 compiled today, or in the last
two months. They ran perfectly and without problems. And as a bonus,
Kylix 3 installed without a hitch (something that seldom occurs). :-)
Apps included in the test was some fpGUI demos (even one old fpGUI
v0.4 demo), the fpGUI UI Designer, DocView etc..
SuSE 9.0 is about 7-8 years old. That's a lifetime for Linux,
considering how fast things change in Linux. The other point being
that it is a free OS, so nothing prevents users from continuously
upgrading as new distro versions are released - no need to be left
behind. So Florian and Michael, I would safely say a new binary
created with FPC (non-gui or fpGUI based) would run perfectly fine on
rather old Linux distros.
I found my copy of SuSE 8.0, so will be trying that one next. I should
have SuSE 7.x somewhere as well. ;-) And for some proof and for your
viewing pleasure, visit the following url.
- Graeme -
fpGUI - a cross-platform Free Pascal GUI toolkit
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