[fpc-pascal] TCgiApplication in cgiapp unit - mostly deprecated

duilio foschi octopushole at gmail.com
Mon May 3 07:56:28 CEST 2010

how do I build a minimal 'hello world' CGI  application under Free Pascal ?

Where do I find 'instructions for dummies'  ?


2010/5/2 Lee Jenkins <lee at datatrakpos.com>:
> Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
>> On 2 May 2010 17:17, Marcos Douglas <md at delfire.net> wrote:
>>> I need to rewrite a Desktop app, coded in Delphi 7, to Web. The
>>> options: PHP, Java, C# and Pascal. For me, FreePascal would be a good
>> Some reasons:
>>  * Free Pascal is open source (always available and no vendor lock-in)
>>  * Free Pascal is free, so can always use latest version at NO cost.
>>  * Previous skills from Delphi 7 project can be reused. No need to retrain
>>   developers. Saving 1000's in cost.
>>  * Previous business domain code can be reused. Saving hundreds of hours
>>   in development time.
>>  * No runtime or VM is required to run apps (unlike PHP, C# or Java).
>>  * Development tools are free and again open source.
> * Virtual Private Hosting is really cheap now, largely alleviating the
> problem of deploying native executables to web servers like FastCGI, ISAPI,
> apache_mod, etc.
>>> Exists a project open source, in Pascal, here in Brazil. It's call
>>> ExtPascal <http://code.google.com/p/extpascal/>. This is a project to
>>> code Web apps. It use ExtJS for client and Pascal for server.
>> I know of many developers or companies using ExtPascal to write web
>> apps. I unfortunately have not looked at it yet. I started our CGI
>> apps long before I found out about ExtPascal.
> I am working on a project now for RIA similar in concept to ExtPascal, but
> abstracting out the UI framework with most of the logic executing on the
> server so that I can plug in different UI's without touching my
> model/controller.
> I was about 90% finished with the Flex UI layer when the customer whose site
> I'm writing, got spooked by all the Apple/Adobe/HTML5 debate that has heated
> up and became adamant about not using flash based UI, limiting Flash to
> playing video where necesary and using DHMTL for client UI.
> So I'm taking advantage of the extra time and refactoring the framework a
> bit and implementing a DHTML UI layer now.  We looked at ExtJS as well as
> YahooUI, OpenLaszlo and a few of the others and eventually decided on Dojo
> javascript tookit, but different UI layers can be plugged in.  Heck, even an
> LCL or fpGUI layer is feasible.
> --
> Warm Regards,
> Lee
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