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[6]: Lazarus
by FooBarWidget on Tue 11th Sep 2007 18:53 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Lazarus"
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"Gtk2 isn't present on some KDE only distroes, and vice versa."
Kubuntu might not install it by default (dunno, I never used Kubuntu) but it sure does provide GTK2. One can install it in literally one command. Ditto for SuSE, another KDE distro.

"Gtk1 is even worse."
I don't think anybody cares about GTK1 anymore. GTK2 has been out for about 7 years now, and also has a much nicer API.

"But generally you're right. Distributing gtk2/qt apps isn't much of a problem in the "mainstream" linux desktop world."
If my app is a desktop application then I don't want its development to be hindered by distros that aren't serious about entering the mainstream desktop market.

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