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 Almindor on Wed 12th Sep 2007 14:20 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Lazarus"
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Yes but not vice versa and that's the problem ;)

LSB is also a moving target. Too much moving. They will probably go to Gtk 2.8 or even 3.x (if such will happen) and then what.

I'm talking "forward" compatibility here, not backward.

Compiling on an ancient distro and distributing on new ones isn't the problem here. Compiling on new and making it work on older ones is.

Eg: in windows, I can compile on windows XP and if I don't use specific stuff (which by default LCL doesn't), I can happily run it in windows 95.

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