Linked by DaniŽl Mantione on Mon 16th May 2005 18:38 UTC
General Development After five years of development, Free Pascal 2.0 is ready. With the new compiler, its authors believe they are ready to become a larger open source development platform. In the MS-DOS world, Pascal was one of the major programming languages and is by means of Borland Delphi an important programming language in the Windows world. In the open source world, Free Pascal is the leading Pascal compiler and while open source is a bit biased using the C language, the Pascal language has a lot to offer to open source programmers.
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RE: @snorkel
by peter green on Mon 16th May 2005 22:11 UTC

many windows users have equally bad things to say about gtk apps ;)

lazarus decided to try and be as toolkit neutral as possible and as compatible as possible with the delphi vcl. This may result in some cleanness issues when used with other toolkits.

thats life you either deal with a slightly no native look on some platforms or you rewrite your gui for every platform.