[fpc-pascal] Apple development tools

ABorka fpc-devel at aborka.com
Thu Sep 9 16:23:18 CEST 2010

On 9/9/2010 06:45, Jonas Maebe wrote:
> On 09 Sep 2010, at 15:31, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
>> I've just had my attention drawn to this elsewhere, and thought it
>> would be of general interest.
>> "In particular, we are relaxing all restrictions on the development
>> tools used to create iOS apps, as long as the resulting apps do not
>> download any code. This should give developers the flexibility they
>> want, while preserving the security we need.
> Perfect! FPC-compiled apps are once again allowed by the new SDK agreement:
> ***
> 3.3.1 Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed
> by Apple and must not use or call any private APIs.
> 3.3.2 An Application may not download or install executable code.
> Interpreted code may only be used in an Application if all scripts, code
> and interpreters are packaged in the Application and not downloaded. The
> only exception to the foregoing is scripts and code downloaded and run
> by Apple's built-in WebKit framework.
> ***
> There's no reference anymore to only using particular languages.
> Interestingly, just yesterday I received a reply to the feedback I sent
> to Apple (in April) about how their new SDK agreement locked out
> FPC-compiled apps. The reply read:
> "Developers should be testing and developing their apps in line with the
> iOS Developer Program License Agreement. Should you have any questions
> or concerns, we request that you review the iOS Developer Program
> License Agreement details with your own legal counsel. You may view a
> copy of the latest agreement via the Member Center - Your Account area:
> <snip>"
> I didn't bother to actually check whether there was a new agreement (I
> figured it was just a boiler plate for "go away"), but given this
> development it does seem that it was grouped with all other objections
> to that change...
> Jonas

This is good news. Are there any plans for releasing the latest and 
greatest FPC system for iPhone dev?


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