[lazarus] qt status?

Andrew Johnson acjgenius at earthlink.net
Sun Sep 14 13:45:22 EDT 2003

alright. that sounds good. I will go look into that, and if moc _does_
produces cohesive enough ones, such that we don't need to actually
include any of the actual translations and upkeep them ourselves, it
might make usage easier anyway, since we could just require moc and have
a script to compile things properly and link resulting c objects and
pascal objects and stuff, perhaps in a lazarus package like the gtk2
one. And if not.. well we shall see. :)


On Sun, 2003-09-14 at 13:24, Michael.VanCanneyt at Wisa.be wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Sep 2003, Marc Weustink wrote:
> > At 14:03 14-9-2003, Andrew Johnson wrote:
> > >Just wondering what the status on qt for pascal is, I don't use it or
> > >like it but I expect a lot of people want it to be able to make there
> > >apps targeted toward kde. awhile back it was mentioned that it shouldn't
> > >be that hard now to get translated headers for qt3. Is this currently
> > >still viable? or would an additional lib like originally implemented
> > >still be the only way, either way what is the probability of getting the
> > >interface for it on the roll again. I would very much like to see
> > >lazarus running on gnome2/gtk2 kde3/qt3 and win32 by our 1.0 release,
> > >which seems to be getting closer and closer now that things are
> > >stabalizing even on win32.
> >
> > When we started QT was object based. That ment that every call had to be
> > wrapped by a piece of C code to get a flat function call. I heard rumors
> > (but don't know if they are true) that FPC could link against C++ objects
> > so that the wrapper wasn't needed.
> > If FCP would support this, it would be in the 1.1 or later versions.
> > Unless the qt3 libs contain flat apicalls (which I don't expect) we still
> > need the wrapper.
> You still need the wrapper. But a C wrapper can be generated by Qt itself.
> (using the 'moc' compiler tool if I'm right)
> Michael.
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