[Lazarus] Delphi for Android

Martin Schreiber mse00000 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 16 09:32:14 CEST 2013

On Friday 16 August 2013 09:13:51 Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Aug 2013, Marco van de Voort wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 01:31:59PM +0200, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> >>> From memory: Firemonkey is OpenGL based, everything custom drawn.
> >>
> >> The OpenGL ensures it runs on all platforms that use OpenGL.
> >
> > Afaik creating an opengl context or anything with fonts is already not
> > portable.
> Maybe, but compared to doing everything yourself for all platforms,
> solving this is not a lot of work.
AFAIK there is no simple "OpenGL". There are many different implementations 
all with different extensions, limitations and bugs. Especially pixmap 
handling, which is important for 2D GUI graphics and often the base of font 
drawing, is a nightmare on OpenGL. It is difficult to achieve good 
performance on all devices.


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