[fpc-pascal] Different idea

Graeme Geldenhuys mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk
Wed Aug 19 09:38:20 CEST 2015

On 2015-08-19 05:11, Chris Moody wrote:
> I tried to compile Lazarus on the Pi and 
> it got to this point:

Personally, I think Lazarus is a bit "heavy" for the RPi and would opt
for something lighter and faster. The RPi is not a very fast system and
will little memory. Lazarus likes both CPU and memory.

I haven't following all your posts... Do you have a working FPC
installed? Can you compile and link some basic console applications?
After that I would suggest trying to compile and link fpGUI and one of
its demos. That will at least confirm Xlib and Xft libraries are in
place for GUI apps. If this can't link, then you are missing basic X11
development packages for the RPi. See the fpGUI INSTALL.txt file for
details of what you need to install (normally only 2 packages).

Suggestions for lighter development environments. My first choice would
be MSEide. I believe it can now finally run on the RPi - I haven't tried
personally. It is much faster and memory efficient than Lazarus. You
could also try Maximus - a sample IDE included with fpGUI - I know that
works fine on the RPi. Others have used Geany with good success too.

  - Graeme -

fpGUI Toolkit - a cross-platform GUI toolkit using Free Pascal

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