[Lazarus] The future of desktop

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Sat Nov 30 14:28:02 CET 2013

On Sat, 30 Nov 2013, silvioprog wrote:

> 2013/11/30 Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org>
>       [...]
>       I want to program the browser itself. In Pascal.
> Hello Michael,
> Why not use an existing webkit (like Qt or Chrome) and incorporate it into Lazarus? That would leave the responsibility for compatibility
> with HTML5, CSS3, mp3 encode, webGL, file manipulation, , support for cross-platform etc. for the webkit.

You are missing the point, I think.

The idea is not to create a new widgetset.

The idea is just to be able to program in pascal, output Javascript.

Using some kind of 'external' declarations would enable you to use Adobe Air,
ExtJS, Node.js, Jquery, Kendo UI, node-webkit, Dojo or whatever you see fit.

I am not making any assumptions on that.

But, and this is what I miss in all other attempts mentioned here: 
I want to be able to program the browser WITHOUT necessarily having an application server running on a webserver.

It must be possible to ship a HTML file and a Javascript file for a working application. That's it.


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