[fpc-pascal] ICS Port (was : Word count function)

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Wed Oct 3 15:19:22 CEST 2001

> > > I know there had some talks about porting ICS (Internet Component
> > Suite) from 
> > > Delphi/Kilyx to Fpc.
> > > 
> > > Somebody could tell me what is the advancement ?
> > 
> > None, but with the routines from Michael Schnell (see contrib units
> > port),
> > and about an half year of compiler and RTL fixes a new attempt could
> > be
> > successfull.
> Sorry, I did'nt find anything from Michael Schnell on freepascal.org.
> (But I am really stupid... so...;-). I looked in contributed unit section, 
> development section, future plans... where is it exactly ?

It's called FPthreads, and it is also in the /pub/fpc/contrib dir on FTP.

It is a substitute for some base classes from Delphi.

I once got some basic ICS stuff to compile by using some VCL code to cover
missing parts, but it didn't work, probably -as Peter noted- due to the still
not perfect threading support of the RTL.

FPthreads could substitute some of the stuff I used from the VCL to test, to 
create a more Open Source friendly system.

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