[Lazarus] LCL exports CC-licensed icons to every LCL application

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Wed Mar 23 12:33:12 CET 2016

wkitty42 at windstream.net wrote:
> On 03/23/2016 06:11 AM, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
>> Looking at this a different way, could the TApplication object have 
>> provision
>> (not necessarily enabled by default) for displaying a splash form 
>> which either
>> had a default set of acknowledgements embedded or could gather them from
>> packages etc.?
> that's what i was wondering... especially since i'm likely not going to 
> try to track down all icons and other similar code that is bundled in 
> code that i got from somewhere (eg: lazarus) and then try to write some 
> acknowledgement of them in some about screen that i generally don't 
> create... if the code comes from a set of libraries that is included by 
> default, there should also be some sort of automatic acknowledgement 
> included as well... silk icons? tango icons? WFT? is this as bad as all 
> those fonts that no one uses??? :sigh:

Displaying a splash or clickthrough while an app is starting, or an 
about box in a uniform format as part of a help menu, is rather an FAQ, 
and since the IDE doe it well hopefully it would be easy to implement.

Wandering slightly: I wonder if it would also be possible for the app to 
get hold of things like the Lazarus and FPC version numbers and SVN 
revisions? I'm currently doing this by fudging paths, but it has the 
unfortunate side effect that the LCL gets rebuilt on occasion as part of 
the app project.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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