[Lazarus] Beyond Compare finally moved to LCL

Graeme Geldenhuys mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk
Fri Jun 26 21:42:34 CEST 2015

On 2015-06-26 20:13, leledumbo wrote:
> Great news! I can finally buy it for my Linux. They eventually think Lazarus
> for Linux is better than the old Kylix.

Yes and No. I think there hand was forced. They wrote their own Qt3 for
CLX, and due to Kylix, was limited to 32-bit only. So I think long term
support was probably a massive push to move to a more up to date
compiler. Their OSX version which was the first version to use LCL, also
has a lot of customisations and fixes applied over the stock LCL. They
ported some of their own Qt3 code to LCL used in BC - all to improve the
usability under OSX. Then the move from OSX to Linux wasn't straight
forward either. LCL-Qt was chosen on both platforms to get some
improvement on consistency. They assured me it wasn't just a matter of a
recompile. :)

Sadly, their experiences seems on par with my findings of LCL. But on a
brighter note, it is good to see commercial software embrace Free Pascal
and Lazarus. It can only help improve these open source projects, and I
hope more companies will follow.

I've been testing the 4.1 beta and the product is awesome! I'll
definitely be upgrading from Linux BC 3.x to the new 4.x license. Beyond
Compare is one of those tools I can't work without.

  - Graeme -

fpGUI Toolkit - a cross-platform GUI toolkit using Free Pascal

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