[Lazarus] Alternatives to WinCE (Windows Mobile)

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Sat Sep 1 11:45:38 CEST 2012

On 31.08.2012 10:12, Tommi Prami wrote:
> And hey...
> I don't mean that I won't appreciate the work done!!! All the fixes and
> work has been very valuable...
> Just that if WinCE would be very robust on Lazarus (Like really at
> productionuse level) it would need quite an push, and what I looked at
> it, it is really out of my league, no matter how much I would like to
> help on this...

LCL-WinCE is productive enough. Some rough edges here and there, but 
besides that it works. If you want to target Windows Mobile easily I 
would stay with LCL-WinCE instead of using yet another abstraction layer 
like Qt on WinCE. First LCL-Qt on WinCE is not really tested and also 
the Qt devs might also be likely to decrease or even stop development on 

> In general (not mentioned as insult ;) ) I think Lazarus should reduce
> the "supported" Widgetsets etc. If something is not top notch quality it
> should be dropped or marked as some kind of an official hobby projet or
> something like that. Just because Lazarus is an Huge system along with
> the FPC.  So us that are not inside the project and hacking it in and
> out could see more clearly where to go with it. To choose right
> widgetset...

The activity on WinCE is already rather low (though not as much as on 
GTK 1). So besides keeping it compiling and happy there isn't much time 
going in anyways.


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