[fpc-pascal] which GUI (noob)
gour at atmarama.net
Mon Aug 3 16:41:44 CEST 2015
I’m new to FPC and researching about different GUI options available to
write open-source multi-platform desktop app using FPC…
Based on what I’ve found there are mainly three options:
a) Lazarus and LCL
Afaict, a) support all three main OS-es - Linux, Mac & Windows by
providing native look’n’feel although, iirc, Cocoa supprt for Mac is not
MSEgui works on Linux and Windows, while fpGUI works on all three OS-es
but on Mac support is done via X11 libs.
Now, let me say that Linux (Debian) is my native platform which I use
and will develop on it, but would like to provide versions for Mac &
Does it automatically eliminates c) or there is plan to add support for
Is b)’s support for Mac via X11 good-enough or is b) more suitable, as I
read somewhere, for embedded platforms?
What about learning curve of each one?
I probably do not need full power of GTK2(3) or Qt toolkit, but need
some database support - app would use sqlite3 as storage backend.
Another concern is that, afaics, both b) and c) are mostly one-man
project, while a) has much larger community behind.
Any advice is helpful?
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