[Lazarus] GUI development for web UI

ik idokan at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 10:27:45 CET 2010

On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 11:21, <michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be> wrote:

> On Wed, 24 Nov 2010, ik wrote:
>  Hello List,
>> Well I know about the framework fur Javascript library in Lazarus, but I'm
>> thinking in the past year or so, what will it take to design a gui
>> application using Lazarus, and make it work like a web app that act the
>> same
>> as the desktop version, without any specific components for it.
>> Then today I found the following link:
>> http://blogs.gnome.org/alexl/2010/11/23/gtk3-vs-html5/ and it looks like
>> someone made something like that on GTK3.
>> The problem is that I do not have the time to do it myself (or I would
>> have
>> created at least the start for it), what will it take to create something
>> like that for Lazarus that is not dependent on the widgets (it will not
>> care
>> if it's GTK, Qt, WinAPI etc..), and take also 3rd party components for it
>> ?
> You should first answer the question this man asks:
> "Now, I want to know, Is this useful?"
> The answer IMHO is: no.
> Each and every GUI or user action/change/whatnot will result in a request
> from the browser to the webserver (with corresponding result sent back), and
> will cause a lot of traffic.

I did not want to use it on the server side but on client side. The server
side should be contacted only when there is a requirement and not for

> While this is fine and doable for small apps, it is not scalable at all. If
> 100 users use your system, it will crash under the load (if not earlier).
> More to the point would be the morfik approach:
> - Design and code your app as you do now.
> - Translate the lot to Javascript+HTML+CSS
> Because then, the browser does all the GUI work, and only when necessary
> (get
> data from server or store data on server) does the server get a request.
> I am building all blocks for the latter approach, but it is slow progress.

Is that what the fpWeb will do at the end ?

> Michael.
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