[fpc-pascal] ..installing XCode ...make sure not to deselect UNIX development support - TOO LATE

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Mon Jul 9 10:36:05 CEST 2012

Paul McCombie wrote on Sun, 08 Jul 2012:

> - I had already installed XCode 4.3 on my Mac before attempting to  
> install fpc, and had deselected UNIX development support.

Xcode 4.3 no longer allows you to select global support for UNIX  
development during the installation, you have to do so afterwards. See  
http://www.freepascal.org/down/i386/macosx-netherlands.var for  

> I have attempted to completely remove 4.3 and installed 4.2.  fpc  
> appeared to install OK, and the firemonkey installation which I  
> wanted it for.  I have transferred a firemonkey project to my mac,  
> but when I open it the pas files are not recognised, and selecting  
> one results in a 'no editor' message.  So I presume that fpc has not  
> installed correectly, despite the 'installation successful' message.

FPC is a command line compiler, like Delphi's dcc.exe. If you want a  
Pascal IDE, install Lazarus: http://www.lazarus.freepascal.org

That said, I don't think Embarcadero supports Firemonkey development  
on the Mac. You are supposed to edit everything in Delphi on Windows,  
and then compile it on Windows in case of a Mac application (which  
happens using the Delphi compiler), or generate an Xcode project,  
transfer it to the Mac and compile it on the Mac in case of an iOS  
application (which happens using FPC) .

Afaik, there is no Firemonkey forms designer for Mac OS X. I also  
don't know how easy it is to do Firemonkey development in Lazarus.


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