[fpc-pascal] OS/2 INF help support

Tomas Hajny XHajT03 at mbox.vol.cz
Tue Sep 8 17:12:58 CEST 2009

On Tue, September 8, 2009 15:04, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> Tomas Hajny het geskryf:
>> I'm not aware of any IPF compiler apart from that one produced by IBM
>> and
> Actually Lawrence Haynes, from the Open Watcom project re-engineered a
> clean-room implementation for the Open Watcom project. It is called
> 'wipfc' and source code is available. There now exists native IPF
> Compilers for OS/2, Windows, DOS and Linux.

Nice. I actually had a feeling that it was mentioned for Watcom, so I
quickly checked the OpenWatcom site (in particular the release notes for
individual versions) and couldn't find anything there, so I thought that I
remembered it wrongly. I'm happy to be proven wrong.

>>>From technical point of view, I'd say that INF format capabilities in
>>> the
>> area of graphical layout might be considered outdated nowadays. Whether
> Can you explain this in more detail? I remember reading many years back
> an OS/2 e-Zine magazine which contained many images (logos, screenshots
> etc) and it worked fine.

Simple pictures are certainly no problem (although I believe that the INF
format only supports BMP files - no JPG, no GIF or PNG, etc.). However, I
was more referring to more advanced formatting possibilities; yet again,
this may or may not be important depending on your needs and expectations.


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