Linked by Joost van der Sluis on Mon 10th Sep 2007 16:03 UTC
General Development Recently, Free Pascal (FPC) version 2.2.0 was released. This open source Pascal compiler has - since its initial release in 1993 - grown to be one of the most sophisticated open source compilers available today. Daily, more programmers discover FPC and develop their applications in Object Pascal. Specifically, the development of Lazarus has contributed to this phenomenon: Lazarus is a graphical open source IDE for FPC, with an extensive tool kit to design graphical (GUI) applications.
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RE: Lazarus
by ggeldenhuys on Tue 11th Sep 2007 07:53 UTC in reply to "Lazarus"
ggeldenhuys
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2006-11-13

Windows applications are really very good. Linux relies on GTK1, and dependency issues make supportimg all distributions difficult.


Lazarus can use GTK2 as well, but the dependency issue is still there. That is why the fpGUI project [http://opensoft.homeip.net/fpgui/] has been started. It talks directly to the underlying windowing systems (Xlib or GDI) so there is no dependency issues.

Edited 2007-09-11 08:00 UTC

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