[fpc-pascal] Freepascal on Mac

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Sat Oct 23 16:22:25 CEST 2004

At 15:38 23-10-2004, you wrote:
>   I'm currently using Freepascal for Windows mainly, and we even
>   develop commercial applications with it - so in its state it is
>   already stable enough for commercial use. Of course I'm grateful to
>   all FP developers out there.
>   My business needs advice me to completely switch from Delphi 7
>   I own and use Freepascal only as it is a highly cross-platform
>   compiler. This switch requires much effort as Freepascal has no UI
>   design tools or alike, so I will have to create something like
>   Delphi's UI designer to suit my needs (and I do not need anything
>   advanced in this department).
>   The question is: will moving to Freepascal permit me to compile my
>   programs for Macintosh platform without severe hassle? Has FP's Mac
>   support proved to be commercially stable? I mainly need to write
>   downloadable libraries which draw on standard canvas/surface
>   (or how it is called on Mac).
>   My goal is to be able to have the same program I have for Win32
>   compile and run for Mac just by switching compiler's target.

See www.lazarus.freepascal.org for a the delphi-like RAD environment


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