[Lazarus] New LCL-CustomDrawn mailling list

Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho felipemonteiro.carvalho at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 18:19:04 CET 2012

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 5:30 PM, Mark Morgan Lloyd
<markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk> wrote:
> Is this distinct from fpgui, or are the two related?

I wrote 99% of the code from zero here, but I did copy (of course with
many modifications) the X11 backend from
sourceforge.net/projects/fpgfx/ which is the pre-2007 code from fpgui.
I have always wanted to get rid of Gtk and move the LCL to a
customdrawn solution, and already in 2006/2007 I worked for a short
time in fpgui with exactly this aim (see
http://www.ohloh.net/p/fpgui/contributors ), but gave up on it and
from then on I worked mostly in the LCL native interfaces. Then MS
killed WinCE which ment that I wasted years developing LCL-WinCE and
saw it killed without a blink and this led me to reactivate my old
idea, which always was the LCL running in a pure Pascal customdrawn
toolkit which can support all major desktop and smartphone platforms.
So I restarted from zero with the knowledge I acquired in the mean
time and I steadly advanced. First building the TCD controls, then the
entire regions system for capturing events and clipping the drawing,
then wrote a non-native Canvas, then the Android backend, etc, etc,
and I finally achieved what I always wanted since 2006 at least:


And in the end is what people really want: the full LCL running
everywhere and they have it =) Right now my main focus is Android,
because there is a really strong demand for this from the community
and I am writing a native drawer to implement the Android look.

For a comparison over the tecnical point of view see:


Ah, and the traditional invitation: patches are welcome =)

Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho

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