[fpc-devel] Binary Package System Discussion?
cyraid at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 20:24:36 CEST 2014
I know this has been brought up from time to time, but the more I
use NetBeans and other big editors.. The more I miss the fact that it
isolates you from being in their pool of source code to build whenever
you add a component, etc. Having a binary-only Lazarus would mean an
entire overhaul of a binary package system. What would be amazing to
see actually, is FPC being able to compile into a universal object
(which supports the basic byte code, and sections which will only be
used when converting to a certain architecture if necessary.. Like SSE
optimized code), then being able to convert into native code at
destination machine. Something like Chrome's Native Client does now,
which compiles the code into a universal op-code base, and converts it
to native at their servers..
Having this universal binary package system, means we can
distribute one package, and have it convert on the destination machine.
Means we don't really have to do tricks when distributing your unit when
you don't want to distribute the source code (ie. Commercial Packages).
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