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

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Tue Nov 8 11:00:13 CET 2016

On 07.11.2016 22:57, fredvs wrote:
> Maybe I did not understand well.
> AFAIK, for Unix os, Lazarus and LCL-widget-set need a "big native"
> widget-set, like GTK, KDE or Qt.
While this is perfectly possible, IMHO it's not the way it should stay. 
The LCL is intended to provide compatible support for any Widget Type 
(aka interface). Of course CustomDraw and LCL-FpGUI might not be 
complete enough for a super complex application such as the Lazrus IDE.

> In theory it is possible to build Lazarus with fpGUI-pure-X-widget-set but I
> was never able to do it work.
I see.
> Also IMO (maybe I am wrong too for this), even for CustomDraw, a "big
> native·widget-set" is needed.
I don't see what you mean. AFAIK, the idea of "CustomDraw" Widget Type 
is to require only a minimal set of basic widgets (I did not get to 
research which ones exactly) to be provided by the underlying Widget Set.

(In fact I am still (on and off) working on a fully functional Widget 
Type that requires no Widget Set at all. Of course here you will not see 
anything :-) . )


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