[Lazarus] Lazarus on Tiny Core Linux

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 23:04:45 CET 2010

2010/1/17 Juha Manninen <juha.manninen at phnet.fi>:
> In my opinion, minimal distros like Tiny Core Linux are not suitable for what
> you are doing now. It is like asking for trouble (which you have got already).
> GTK2 library + all required libs is a big amount of SW. When you install all
> that, your system is not so tiny any more. Why not install some mainstream
> distro with less effort and concentrate on "useful" challenges.

I can't agree more!  And that is exactly why I created fpGUI Toolkit
project (see my signature for details) - no requirements to large
libraries etc, which makes deployment on such small distro no problem
at all. As long as you have X11 running, you can run any fpGUI
application - no GTK1, GTK2 or Qt required it just needs XLib which
comes with X11.

> Minimal distros can be useful as a dedicated server. They can revive an old,
> otherwise obsolete PC.

Or make you current PC feel like it is supposed too - VERY FAST!  :-)
With todays bloated GUI desktops or OSes, they simply max out current
CPU's so you really don't get any speed gain. Install tiny linux
distors or Win3.11 or Win95 on today's PC's if you want to see FAST

[disclaimer: In no way am I suggesting your run Win3.11 again, but it
is a laugh to see how fast applications of that time run using it on
current systems. OS/2 2.1 and OS/2 3.0 absolutely flies on my current
system. :-) ]

  - Graeme -

fpGUI - a cross-platform Free Pascal GUI toolkit

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