[fpc-devel] Xe3 Parallel for

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Wed May 13 11:19:40 CEST 2015

Am 13.05.2015 11:11 schrieb "Michael Schnell" <mschnell at lumino.de>:
>> And for the widgetsets: The VCL was never designed to be cross platform
in contrast to te LCL. It would have meant immensely more work for
Embarcadero to port the VCL to Mac, Android, etc. than to buy a third part
solution and to market that. Of course they could have used the CLX, but
there they would have first needed to port it to a more modern Qt version.
> The Lazarus team (similar as the fpc team) took on with this effort and
did an excellent (but tedious and still unfinished) job.
> This proves that it is possible, but Embarcadero just bought the
Firemonkey library instead.

Again the LCL was implemented from the ground up to be platform
independant. The VCL was not. That is a huge difference in effort necessary
to port it. Is it possible? Yes. Is it feasible? Hell, no.

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