[Lazarus] The future of desktop

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Fri Nov 29 11:01:45 CET 2013

On 11/28/2013 10:29 PM, Santi wrote:
> I don't want to use Lazarus because it is the last defender of "Native 
> controls" against the evil "web-controls". I want to use Lazarus 
> because I want to use a powerful language like Pascal in the backend 
> and a framework with a RAD that allows me write GUI interfaces quickly.


Because it wants to provide RAD, the LCL GUI designer is one of the most 
easy to use GUI designers. I once failed on trying to find an "active" 
web page designer tool that comes anywhere close regarding user 

Thus for me a "Web GUI" LCL Widget type makes a huge lot of sense (even 
if the count and features of the widgets  usable in this mode is 
restricted vs the "local" widgets.

In fact it should be possible to switch between "Web GUI" and "local 
GUI" just by setting the Widget type variable. Decent messages for stuff 
that does not work on the WebGUI appreciated.

Something similar once had been tried with "EXT Pascal", but AFAIK, the 
project died.


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