[Lazarus] Please define "delphi compatibility"

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Thu Oct 4 09:27:30 CEST 2012

As the Delphi VCL is Windows only, it supports sending arbitrary 
messages to to a visual component. This of course it not at all portable.

The main benefit of Lazarus is the ability top generate platform 
independent projects. So portability is a major point to be considered - 
sometimes even in is compatibility is broken.

Future Delphi versions seem to discourage the Windows-centric VCL and 
suggest using the completely incompatible - but portable - Firemonkey 
visual user interface. No idea if it makes sense for Lazarus to provide 
a Firemonkey compatible designer (e.g. based on free code that 
Firemonkey once was).


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