[fpc-devel] Unicode resource strings

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 10:15:54 CEST 2012

On 21 August 2012 08:27, Michael Schnell <mschnell at lumino.de> wrote:
> I doubt that it will be possible to just compile it (e.g. for Linux) but
> with optimum compatibility of the compiler, porting  the source code should
> be rather easy.

You're in for a surprise... With a statement that reads "It provides
direct access to serial ports, TAPI, and the Microsoft Speech API." it
should start sounding alarm bells for Linux developers. TAPI and MS
Speech API doesn't exist under Linux, so requires completely new
implementations from the ground up. Direct serial port access is
probably very different under Linux too.

I have ported (or fixed previous port attempts) of Turbo Power
products to work x-platform. Turbo Power loved to use Windows API
calls etc, and that makes porting a non-trivial task. But with lots of
effort, anything is obviously possible. Not to mention that sometimes
things are just easier when you start an implementation from scratch
in a x-platform manner.

Anyway, I don't know how this relates to the current message thread,
so I'll stop here.

  - Graeme -

fpGUI - a cross-platform Free Pascal GUI toolkit

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