[Lazarus] Cross-compiling for Raspberry Pi2

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Fri Sep 18 11:40:53 CEST 2015

On 09/18/2015 11:28 AM, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> The way your post was constructed, you made it sound as if lazarus 
> fails to offer what Delphi offers.

Sorry for being unclear !! (This obviously is just an issue of the word 
"Console Application".)

The contrary is true. Lazarus (at least in Linux) is able to compile 
real "pure run through" command line tools, while Delphi (AFAIK) just 
does normal "Applications" that don't show the main Windows and calls 
this a "Console Program".

In Linux, a Lazarus Console application can be used on hardware with no 
GUI system installed.

So Bo supposedly is save if he selects "Application" and not "Console 
Application" when setting up his project. In fact on a PI a GUI system 
is active by default.

Other than MSE, a Lazarus "Console Application" can't use TTimer, this 
might not be relevant for Bo on Pi.


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