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[7]: Lazarus
by dmantione on Tue 11th Sep 2007 15:18 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Lazarus"
dmantione
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The point stands, but you get non-native look & feel if you use xlib/GDI. Don't take me wrong, low dependencies are a strong point of FPC and it is only logical to extend this to the GUI. However, Lazarus with GTK2 uses real GTK2 widgets, Lazarus with Win32 uses real Win32 widgets, so it is close to the most native look and feel possible.

One nice thing about Lazarus is that one can choose, though. GTK1/GTK2/QT/Carbon or the dependency friendly fpGUI, you choose with the push of a button. No source code changes necessary.

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