[fpc-devel] Delphi XE2 uses FPC for iOS target

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 12 13:30:48 CEST 2011

Am 12.08.2011 10:52, schrieb Dariusz Mazur:
>> Even if KSD or now FireMonkey supports ARM Linux this does not mean
>> anything for Android. While Android does support native Linux
>> applications it does not have a X server. Currently the only possibility
>> for this is to run a X server through a VNC viewer and thus you can not
>> reproduce the usual feel of an Android application.
> I prefer other approach. My application have webapp with embedded http
> server, crosscompiled to ARM as Android library
> Whole GUI act in webview
> (http://developer.android.com/reference/android/webkit/WebView.html )
> Only small Jni is needed to loadlibrary
> For me browser has more capabilities than native widgets. With full css3
> support i can use gradient background, rounded corners etc.
> HTML5 today is most powerful attempt to GUI : fast,full-featured,
> multiplaftorm, OS agnostic,
> And more important for me: the same code I can use on several OS:
> Android, WebOs, Linux, Windows, .. iOs ( I hope that FPC will be able to
> crosscompile to iOs soon), server can be embedded or standalone

This might not be possible from non Apple targets, because of Apple's 
licence restrictions (the OS X users might be able to tell more 
regarding this). If you have a OS X and the iPhone SDK this is already 


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