[fpc-pascal] Windows on ARM, how fast it can be implemented?
max.vlasov at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 22:04:53 CET 2010
On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 10:13 PM, Sven Barth <pascaldragon at googlemail.com>wrote:
> On 22.12.2010 20:05, Max Vlasov wrote:
>> If this news is right...<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-21/microsoft-is-said-to-announce-version-of-windows-for-arm-chips-at-ces-show.html>
>> There will be ARM Win32 in January.
> What the?! O.o
> Ok... even if they would indeed be doing that, FPC has all needed things in
> place basically. With WinCE we have the necessary ARM backend support and
> the normal Win32 API might work without much changes if Microsoft keeps the
> APIs compatible ...
I was surprised also. If it's Windows CE with more marketing effort, I
think it will be the end of surprise. If it's desktop Win32 with slogan "you
only need to recompile", it's an interesting story. I doubt Embarcadero will
be ready fast enough unless they're already working under nda. But the
latter is still possible since for MS encouraging everybody and not having
skype ready to run on the new platform will look a little bit strange. But
it's just my speculation
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