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: How good is Lazarus/FPC?
by ggeldenhuys on Tue 11th Sep 2007 07:46 UTC in reply to "How good is Lazarus/FPC?"
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The VCL is nice for mostly-fixed layout GUIs, but horrible for resizable dialogs because of the lack of sizers ala GTK and wxWidgets. Delphi 7 still suffers from this problem.

The LCL and VCL gets around this with a feature called Anchors. The LCL's anchors are a lot more flexible (better) than Delphi's ones.

BTW: The fpGUI project also features Anchors and should have Layout Managers (like Java or Qt) real soon.

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