[fpc-pascal] FPC clean room project

Tomas Hajny XHajT03 at hajny.biz
Fri Jan 6 18:06:32 CET 2017


Could be potential further discussion about FireMonkey moved to fpc-other,
please? I don't think that it's still related to FPC...

Thank you

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---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: Re: [fpc-pascal] FPC clean room project
From:    "Lars" <noreply at z505.com>
Date:    Fri, January 6, 2017 17:27
To:      "FPC-Pascal users discussions" <fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org>

On Fri, January 6, 2017 9:21 am, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> On 2017-01-06 16:14, Lars wrote:
>> Okay but what's the point of it? to be able to compile firemonkey like
>> applications without buying delphi?
> Yes, you can build hardware accelerated GUI applications using that
> toolkit.

Okay. hold on a second.  GUI applications, need hardware acceleration...
since when?  I guess this could be useful for animation based apps that
need to be zippy fast...?

AFAICT, gui applications, ever since windows 3.1 days on 33mhz computers,
were fast enough and needed no acceleration for basic things like buttons,
text, etc.

So does the hardware acceleration come in handy when you need to animate
something and make the gui app almost like a video? Scientific demos of
particles bouncing around?

What are the use cases for this?

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