[Lazarus] [ISSUE] FCL-Web and LazReport

Leonardo M. Ramé l.rame at griensu.com
Thu Jan 17 11:59:50 CET 2013

On 2013-01-17 08:52:11 +0100, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Jan 2013, silvioprog wrote:
> >Hello,
> >Please see in:
> >
> >http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=23664
> This cannot be fixed. Lazreport is not suitable for use in webapplications.
> Some time ago, I started a new reporting engine exactly for this reason.
> A well-designed reporting engine is independent of any widget set.
> (see e.g. jasperreports in Java)
> Michael.

I had a similar issue some time ago with, TAChart. It needed TCanvas to
draw charts, but that was fixed by Alexander, if I remember correctly.

That's why I stopped looking for a report generator for my cgi apps. Now
I rely on libHaru (http://libharu.org/), which is a C shared library
with Pascal bindings that allows creation of PDF files. 

The problem with libHaru is you don't create reports out of markup, but
by code. In my case that's not a problem, because I'm the only one in
charge of creating reports, a different story will be when the final
user wants to create their own reports.

Leonardo M. Ramé

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