[fpc-pascal] FreeBSD distro with fpc as star.

Graeme Geldenhuys mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk
Tue Nov 8 10:45:29 CET 2016

On 2016-11-07 09:48, Michael Schnell wrote:
> I understand that you suggest you can't build the Lazarus IDE with 
> defining  fpGUI or CustomDrwan  instead of Qt or Gnome (or Windows or 
> Cocos).

What Fred did with polYDev is create a minimal (read very small) fully
functional FreeBSD install, that supports desktop development using FPC,
includes a IDE (ideU a fork of MSEide with tons of custom modifications)
for MSEgui and fpGUI development, cross-compilation out of the box for
Linux32, Linux64, Win32, FreeBSD32 and FreeBSD64, a functional web
browser, video player and GUI desktop environment. All in a small 350MB
ISO. That is an impressive feat.

If you want Lazarus support, it means you need to install large 3rd
party dependencies and Lazarus itself, which will bloat the OS by
500MB-1000MB more hard disk space. Fred didn't want that.
Cross-compilation is also much easier with ideU than it is with Lazarus IDE.


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

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