[Lazarus] New LCL-CustomDrawn mailling list

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Thu Mar 22 09:20:23 CET 2012

Am 22.03.2012 08:54, schrieb Marco van de Voort:
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 09:36:53PM +0100, Sven Barth wrote:
>> While I agree with you about the suprising end of Windows Mobile I don't
>> think that your time was that much wasted. Without your support for
>> WinCE I would not have been able to write our company application using
>> Lazarus and also this way Lazarus can pose as one of the few RAD IDEs
>> for Windows Mobile (or is it the only one even?). It might not mean much
>> for many people (or even developers), but for me it's important to show
>> what Lazarus (together with FPC) is capable of.
> I'd like to note that with a former employee, e  did bid for porting the
> client part of a Delphi app to wince (but didn't get the bid in the end).
> As for the rest: chose your platforms carefully can be a different solution,
> which is why I avoid android till it comes in more stable waters (if ever)

I don't think that there is much choice for us regarding the target 
platform. You need to know that I'm talking about industrial devices 
here. Devices that are a bit more "tough" than usual smart phones and 
contain things like barcode scanners. Currently most vendors use Windows 
Mobile here (most prominent is Motorola Solutions with their Symbol 
series), but with the decline of that operating system the next best one 
for such devices is Android. This is also one of the reasons why we 
can't do a web interface for this: We need to access the (propritary) 
scanner hardware. Another reason is that some of our customers don't 
want a Wifi, etc. connection in their factories, etc. so a web 
service/page isn't an option then.


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