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

Graeme Geldenhuys mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk
Tue Nov 8 11:29:08 CET 2016

On 2016-11-08 10:00, Michael Schnell wrote:
> While this is perfectly possible,

It's not about "is perfectly possible", it is how LCL functions. The LCL
requires a underlying toolkit, and the big three are Qt, GTK and Win32.
LCL is just wrapper over those toolkits and represents a common API to
the developer (well, it tries too).

> (aka interface). Of course CustomDraw and LCL-FpGUI might not be 
> complete enough for a super complex application such as the Lazrus IDE.

Correct, both LCL-CustomDrawn and LCL-fpGUI widgetsets are still
incomplete - CustomDrawn more so that LCL-fpGUI (from my last tests
about 2 weeks ago). That doesn't mean they can't handle large scale
applications - they can, but those LCL widgetset interfaces need to be
completed first. Just like LCL-GTK3 is not complete yet.

Anyway, Fred's idea of a Free Pascal oriented FreeBSD distro is a
brilliant idea. It allows you to setup a fully functional development
environment in a matter of minutes, that would otherwise have taken hours.


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

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