[fpc-pascal] Blackberry

Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho felipemonteiro.carvalho at gmail.com
Wed Jul 5 17:03:51 CEST 2006

On 7/5/06, Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org> wrote:
> Currently not, but we would need to know what OS it runs

It's a proprietary specialized os.


> and what the processor is.

ARM 7 or 9


> A client of mine is wanting me to port some of our software to the
Blackberry handheld. Being that its Pascal code, I'd prefer sticking to
a Pascal compiler.. And since FPC is seriously cross platform, I have to

To make this work on a reasonable time frame you will probably have to
get involved in some way. Since Free Pascal is open source you can

1 - Start a port yourself. The Free Pascal team can help you with any
questions about this.

2 - Pay someone to port it (
http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php/Bounties )

3 - Wait until someone else needs this and do a port

Another option is to use Midlet Pascal. It isn't developed since
january, but is a great tool. It generates MIDP java bytecode from
pascal code, and that will run on Blackberry. One problem is that it
only supports non-object oriented pascal and it doesn't implement the
pascal run-time library, so your code will need extensive changes.

Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho

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