[Lazarus] DBGrid painting confusion

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 18:56:46 CET 2010

Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> George Lober wrote:
>> The few that caught my eye were very basic, and not workable with closed 
>> source commercial software.
>>    http://developer.berlios.de/projects/fixinst/
>>    http://autopackage.org/
> We looked at projects like AutoPackage (I really liked this one),
> ZeroInstall, etc... All nice, but unfortunately they first require a
> "runtime" to be installed *before* you can install *.package files. That's
> no good, because not a single mainstream distro comes standard with those
> runtime packages pre-installed.
> The Installer itself shouldn't have such requirements, it should just run.
>> Besides the deployment issues, another thing that discourages me from 
>> writing software for Linux is the virtual non existence of anti-cracking 
>> software.
> I know what you mean. We flew 1200km to the biggest Security Confrence in
> South Africa and spoke to every single vendor there. Not one had
> "anti-cracking" security software for Linux. Windows sure, but not Linux.
> So we had to implemented that ourselves. We can now lease software, lock to
> hardware, xx-day evaluation, etc...  Unfortunately that code is not open
> source.

The one I know about is called FlexNet, by ROVI (previously 
MacroVision). It does support multiple platforms including Linux:


but is a big league mega buck solution. Four years back when I inquired 
about cost, it was several thousands of dollars.

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