[Lazarus] Cross-compiling for Raspberry Pi2

Graeme Geldenhuys mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk
Mon Sep 21 13:50:52 CEST 2015

On 2015-09-21 12:37, Michael Schnell wrote:
> ... because this is easy to do in Windows, but not that easy in Linux ;-)

That only applies to Delphi. :) The brilliant FPC developers managed it
just fine.

Last year I implemented a Windows Service / Linux Daemon application
using FCL's daemonapp.pp unit. It was a 100% non-GUI application, and I
used threads and all without issue. Just to be clear, using threads in
this case didn't require Synchronize() either - because Synchronize() is
purely there for GUI apps, which this wasn't.

> The Lazarus team did a great job but needs to draw a line at certain 
> locations.

I don't know what Lazarus does with regards to Service/Daemon apps - my
above mentioned application wasn't written with Lazarus (just a text
editor and fpc compiler). Do they (Lazarus) introduce a GUI dependency
for such applications? That would be stupid if they do.

  - Graeme -

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

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