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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osx / carbon
by aurora on Mon 10th Sep 2007 19:52 UTC
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i'm looking at the progress of freepascal every now and than because i liked pascal very much, back in the old days. the problem nowadays is developing GUI applications for mac os.

in the article it says, that carbon is near complete - but carbon is outdated and it's a question of time, till it's obsolete. no one wants to use carbon applications today. so my question is: what about cocoa?

are there chances that cocoa will be supported somewhen? i've searched the internet on this topic but can't find much.

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RE: osx / carbon
by Johann Chua on Mon 10th Sep 2007 20:01 in reply to "osx / carbon"
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Cocoa requires Objective C, dunno if there's any way around that.

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RE: osx / carbon
by marcovtje on Tue 11th Sep 2007 11:14 in reply to "osx / carbon"
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Carbon is considered deprecated by Apple.However not by the users, since it seems the main widgetset used on Mac. What do you think the Offices, Adobe Reader and the many Aquifications of X apps (like e.g. LyX)use?

Carbon is way full featured enough, and is better suited to be accessed from existing applications.

Cocoa is an application framework, not a pure widget set. Even to the language (admitted, you appear to be able to avoid Objective C, but it is harder)

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RE[2]: osx / carbon
by tyrione on Wed 12th Sep 2007 04:42 in reply to "RE: osx / carbon"
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Carbon being deprecated by Apple means the resources that go into advancing the entire OS X Platform are on the Cocoa front alone. The law of diminishing returns will soon see the Carbon stallwarts either jumping ship when the dinky is still available or not. Apple gave you guys a decade to move to Cocoa.

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