[fpc-pascal] More Win CE

Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho felipemonteiro.carvalho at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 23:33:30 CET 2010

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 11:07 PM, Max Vlasov <max.vlasov at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sven, although I understand what you're talking about, I think this is a
> case when MS partially learned from their own mistakes as well as from
> google success.

No, it has nothing to do with it.

They really are just evil, unethical and not worth a single drop of trust.

> As long as I remember, even first Windows CE binaries could
> be created for several processors architecures, while the main competitor,
> Palm, only to a single (Motorola). The latter was a real benefit for general
> user.

Of all other factors which make Palm obsolete you picked up a small
technical detail which the users couldn't care less about.

> Managed code (if I understand this concept correctly) would allow
> exsting multiply process architectures transparent to the developer. Imagine
> x86 architecture would finally overcome power-saving issues and be the
> winner over ARM (unlikely, but just imagine), who would not suffer? Andorid
> and Windows Phone, and who would have hard times? iOS and Symbian

This problem is non-existant. In the worse case you have one download
per architecture.

And yes, sure, yeah, right that managed code solves anything. I know a
couple of Android apps which have different downloads for version 1.5,
1.6, etc, because of platform differences. How is it better then one
download per architecture + a good designed API with better
compatibility? Even then you can have something like the Universal
Binaries from Mac.

Plus, Mac OS X had no trouble migrating to x86. If anything it was
only better then developing for PowerPC. You can see it as an excelent
example of a successful platform migration.

And if they want to virtualize something they could virtualize one
processor, like Rosetta virtualized PowerPC in x86

> Although, on the other side, if your writing native, you will invest in
> something more solid. Motorola processor is gone, but the c code for example
> of my reader for PalmOS is open source and anyone can change it at least
> leaving some code from the past.

But your c code won't run in Windows Phone.

Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho

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