[fpc-devel] Binary Package System Discussion?

Den cyraid at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 20:24:36 CEST 2014

Hello all,

     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).

Any thoughts?

- Den

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