[Lazarus] Cross-compiling for Raspberry Pi2

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Mon Sep 21 14:57:25 CEST 2015

On 09/21/2015 02:21 PM, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> I don't know what Lazarus's TTimer uses in the back-end
I do. But this is completely irrelevant regarding what is desirable to 
offer to the users.

My ActiveNoGui draft does not use any GUI hook and it does work - 
according to first simple tests.

The "different paradigm" I meant is "event driven programming" that 
obviously requires an Event queue (but obviously does not require a GUI).

Or on a less sophisticated layer: Why have (force) the user use TTimer 
in one project and fptimer in another ?

> I wholeheartedly disagree with that! There is absolutely NO reason to
> pull in the extra dependency when it is NOT needed.

So you are (the only) one here who understand the implications and 
nonetheless supports the idea of an "ActiveNoGui" Widget Type ?

Maybe it some day could be accepted in Lazarus, but I doubt it, because 
I think I am able to take  the library to a decent level, but I am not 
able to do the integration in the IDE.


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