[fpc-pascal] alternative name fpc cross

Karoly Balogh (Charlie/SGR) charlie at scenergy.dfmk.hu
Tue Oct 10 15:33:33 CEST 2017


On Tue, 10 Oct 2017, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:

> > I used to be maintainer on Wine AppDB for several years. Nothing ever
> > worked from one release to the next.  WINE spent 10y  as an alpha
> > release and it started to get embarrassing so they called it beta.
> > Everything still, broke , it is still an alpha produce in all but name.
> >
> > Sadly the target is moving faster than their ability to emulate it.
> >
> > As for attempting to run a stable and secure  OS inside an insecure and
> > unstable one, that's a great way to combine all the disadvantages of
> > both. Probably clinically certifiable behaviour or at least "autistic
> > spectrum".
> LOL :)
> My point of view since 15+ years...
> Don't mix the 2 environments. Frustration and disappointment guaranteed.
> It used to work more or less with VMWare and Virtualbox, but even this is
> now becoming more a source of frustration than of satisfaction...

Although this is getting off topic now, it's a mater of use case I guess.
For once, I was pretty happy WINE existed, because I could run a bunch of
Windows (and binary) only tools on Linux and Mac OS with it already. I'm
pretty sure an FPC binary would also work fine in both directions, which
is where the whole discussion started.

I for example was glad I could run the ancient and Windows only POSE Palm
emulator on macOS, and I even used it for some retro FPC stuff...
(https://twitter.com/chainq/status/908439601630629888) Or I used the Amiga
emulator WinUAE a lot under WINE, before FS UAE matured, etc.

Nothing is a silver bullet and there are a lot of caveats. But
nevertheless, the state of interoperability between platforms is much
better than most people think, and care to admit. (And reach almost the
state of running a MacOS VM under AmigaOS 20 years ago, but that's a whole
different story... ;) )




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