[Lazarus] *SPAM* Re: Win 10 IOT Core

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Oct 20 10:31:34 CEST 2015

On Tue, 20 Oct 2015, Michael Schnell wrote:

> On 10/20/2015 09:52 AM, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>> That is simply the wrong way of doing things.
>> With browsers or webviews what they are today, you can do all display logic 
>> in the browser.
>> The server just needs to provide the suitable data.
> Of course I do agree that it would be a lot nicer to have a remote GUI that 
> supports displaying forms on a browser (and in fact I do have a device (QNAP 
> NAS) that does this in a way that looks and feels very similar to what is 
> standard with a Lazarus Application. I did not find out whether they did 
> their own Java Script Widget implementation or if they licensed a 3rd party 
> product for that.

They use extjs 3.3. We use QNap too.

> But I don't see how somebody will start a new project similar to EXTPascal, 
> that needs a lot of Java Script knowledge and supposedly will only be able to 
> support a basic set of the LCL Widgets. Moreover the HTTP protocol is a bad 
> choice for remoting a GUI, as it does not decently support server->Client 
> signaling.

Remoting a gui is a bad idea, I would not spend time on this approach.


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