[fpc-pascal] Different idea

Chris Moody inquiry at greensnakedesign.com
Wed Aug 19 09:55:44 CEST 2015

On 08/19/2015 12:38 AM, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> 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.
> Regards,
>    - Graeme -
Hi Graeme,

I don't actually need Lazarus, I don't think. I just need to be able to 
compile a console app which I wrote in Lazarus on my desktop. I'll have 
to look to see where all of the compiled units are stored on the Pi, as 
they are not same location as they are on my desktop.


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