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[2]: How good is Lazarus/FPC?
by marcovtje on Tue 11th Sep 2007 11:26 UTC in reply to "RE: How good is Lazarus/FPC?"
marcovtje
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Lazarus has years of experience of porting the VCL to GTK. It is suitable enough. The nice part is the ease that people can use the native widgetset (GDI,GTK,Carbon) to improve the (OS specific) behaviour of the app, and mix OS independant with dependant components.

This avoids a bit the "lowest common denomitor" problem that a portable widget set has.

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