[Lazarus] Mac retina pain

Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho felipemonteiro.carvalho at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 21:53:31 CET 2015


I've got a retina MacBook since a few days, but already there is quite
a lot of pain:

1> Lazarus renders really bad, pixelated, and Retinizer couldn't help
it =( The main Lazarus window starts in a position too in the top of
the screen and therefore under the menu bar. I couldn't find anything
so far in google which would indicate a solution to the pixelation
problem. I guess Apple went out of their way to screw Carbon apps in
Yosemite? Because a LCL-Cocoa app looks great ... well, I guess
LCL-Cocoa is a each time more pressing priority... but anyway, does
anyone know how to fix the existing Carbon Lazarus in retina? I need
to use the source editor =D

2> this second part will be just a rant, since I doubt anyone will
have a solution. OMG I have this computer since 2 days and already
there is so much pain getting gdb up and running =( homebrew won't
work because of a stupid wrong version of a 200kb install_name_tool
app, and their proposed solution is that I download more than 5GB and
reinstall the entire operating system just to get this *&%$ bastard
200kb file fixed =( what is wrong with these people at Apple????
Couldn't they just not remove gdb??? Can't someone just send me the

Anyway, I guess I will have to reinstall everything from zero due to
this stupid file. (actually this will be really hard since I'm already
over my internet limit and using my phone's internet ... if the
notebook had a DVD drive and install DVD then I could reinstall from
the DVD, but I didn't think they would remove the DVD drive from their
main notebook) Or maybe just give up debugging in Mac OS X ... long
live WriteLn!!!

Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho

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