[fpc-pascal] Mac OS X api cals

Paul paul.blommaerts at telenet.be
Thu Aug 28 09:03:56 CEST 2008

Shure this works, but we have a secure solution for Windows that's used by 
enterprise clients.
Unlike all other programs available, we don't use a P2P connection between 
the computers.
All data goes through a central server and both the contol-console and 
client-console are https-clients connecting to the server.
This makes central management easy and is also very secure.
A few of our clients also use Mac's and they are asking us for a solution.
Also, a connection has to made possible immedialety by persons who don't 
even know what a computer exactly is..
So configuring a connection or setting up a VNC will be impossible: try 
asking it your grandma and you'll know why :-)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Damien Gerard" <milipili at shikami.org>
To: "FPC-Pascal users discussions" <fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2008 12:01 AM
Subject: Re: [fpc-pascal] Mac OS X api cals

Le Aug 26, 2008 à 3:49 PM, Paul a écrit :

> Hi,
> i want to port one of my Delphi applications to Mac OS X.
> Before I start (don't even have a Mac yet), I need to know if it's 
> possible at all.
> It's a client side part of a remote admin program.
> For this program, I need to control the system and get info about  the 
> system like:
> - check if user has admin rights

It is an UNIX env. So admin rights is nearly meaningless.
However the `id` command should help you

> - get a list of available screenresolutions and change it
> - inject keypresses and stuff like that ...

Instead of reinventing the wheel you should use the Apple Remote
Desktop or a VNC client (I recommend you a SSH tunnel)

OS X Leopard provides a VNC Server

It is the *recommended* way

>  I've asked in Mac-forums, but no one seems to be able to answer it.
> When I mentioned FreePascal,  I've got no reply's at all anymore.
> Talking about closed communities ....
> Does anyone knows where to get this information ?
> TIA,
> Paul

Damien Gerard
milipili at shikami.org

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