[lazarus] Freepascal/Lazarus newbie

Marius Popa Adrian mapopa at reea.net
Wed Aug 20 16:44:31 EDT 2003

On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 18:11:32 +0100
"Kim Boulton" <kim at evolutioncreative.net> wrote:

> Okay,
> What's a gtk?
> Is there any tutorial or any information to get me started on this bearing
> in mind I have very little experience of Linux and have only had MacOsX
> installed for a few days. It all looks very confusing at the moment.
> I just want to port my Delphi applications to MacOs X without having to
> rewrite them from scratch in C.
> Kim
> >
> > I don't if there is a gtk for Mac OS and how stable it is. If there is
> > no stable gtk for MacOs, then we 'll have to write a new
> > interface(object) for it. That could take much longer (think years,
> > looking at the win32 interface) than porting fpc to the Mac OS.
> >
> > Vincent.

Gtk is described at www.gtk.org 
as for installing it on macosx i think 
you need to install XFree and then gnome (uses gtk libs) 


So you have lazarus(lcl)->gtk->Xfree
Don't ask me how to do these 'coze touched the macosx only once (at a friend)  

In the future (1-2 years) you need to use native controls so you can delete XFree and gtk 
from equation. 

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