[fpc-pascal] FPC hardware accelerated GUI apps. Why?

Lars noreply at z505.com
Sat Jan 7 20:24:00 CET 2017

On Fri, January 6, 2017 10:06 am, Tomas Hajny wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
> Tomas
> (one of FPC mailing list moderators)

Fine, let me put it this way to keep it 100 percent on topic.

If FPC was able to create hardware accelerated GUI apps (nothing to do
with firemonkey... just in general if it was able to), is this useful?

How so?

What advantages do hardware accelerated GUI apps offer?

The way I see it is 99 percent of all GUI apps are fast enough back in
windows 3.1 days or the early days of X11 on bsd/linux.  There needs no

However, on the other hand: animations, videos, scientific... maybe?

If FPC was able to target hardware accelerated GUI (or if it already does)
then what advantages would this offer people?  There must be some reason
for hardware accelerated GUI apps.

My buttons click fast enough without any accelerations on Windows 3.1...
on a 33mhz computer...

But maybe it's to do with flash style animations, video game like
interfaces for apps... 3D apps?

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