[fpc-pascal] fpGUI on macOS

Graeme Geldenhuys mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk
Wed Jun 7 12:04:03 CEST 2017

On 2017-06-07 06:32, noreply at z505.com wrote:
> Does it require some work to get it working, or installations of stuff
> that macOS doesn't normally have installed?

fpGUI doesn't have a native Cocoa or Carbon interface yet - one is 
planned. But for years OSX came with everything that was needed to run 
fpGUI based applications - XQuartz. So for years fpGUI based 
applications just ran without problems. XQuartz is a Apple version of 
the X server and came standard with OSX.

But as with everything Apple does (which is so G*d damn stupid), they 
keep on reducing functionality and removing all the useful features from 
the OS to dumb it down more and more - because all consumers are dumb 
asses right. ;-) Anyway, so they removed XQuartz from the base install 
of OSX. It is now a separate add-on that you need to install. I can't 
remember in which exact OSX version they removed XQuartz though.

You can download XQuartz from the dedicated project website:


After that, your fpGUI based applications will run as normal again.


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