[fpc-pascal] BSD

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Wed Nov 21 17:05:56 CET 2012

Marco van de Voort wrote:
> In our previous episode, michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be said:
>>> Somebody's suggesting we ought to be at least looking at BSD. What's the 
>>> preferred variant from FPC/Lazarus's POV: OpenBSD, FreeBSD etc.?
>> I think Marco mainly uses FreeBSD.
> Pierre does OpenBSD and NetBSD, and the level should be decent, but still
> they are only on the first beta level.
> OTOH, I don't get that much FreeBSD specific feedback either. Sometimes
> nothing a whole release cycle.  At least as far as dynamic linking goes
> (making shared libraries in FPC), FreeBSD is less far than Linux.
> Another reason to choose FreeBSD over net/oipen is that recent versions are much faster in
>  Virtual Box.

OK, I'll try to get a copy going here and to run FPC up on it on 
occasion. I find Qemu isn't too bad with an x86 guest, I just wish that 
more OSes had been ported to UML (User Mode Linux) which provides an API 
rather than attempting to emulate a PC's hardware.

I might while I'm at it try a ReactOS guest and possibly Sanos: looks 
like the author of the latter has been tidying things up a bit so it's 
worth watching even if an FPC port is improbable.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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