[Lazarus] E,bedding a terminal window in Lazarus

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Tue Apr 10 10:48:06 CEST 2018

On 10/04/18 03:30, leledumbo via Lazarus wrote:
>> I am considering writing an IDE package to do this, but wanted to know ifanyone knows if this has been done before
> AFAIK, no. Previous  attempts don't embed actual terminal, but use aterminal like component with application controlled command to execute.

Could I throw one thing in here which probably isn't immediately helpful.

A couple of months ago, working on Linux, I experimented with embedding 
Xnest/Xephyr sessions in LCL (GTK2?) panels, with the object being to 
present multiple copies of a program that refused to run more than one 
instance per X server on the same screen.

It didn't work directly, but I was /was/ in the end able to embed an 
xterm in an LCL panel, then embed Xnest/Xephyr in the xterm... it was 
crude since I'd put minimal effort into sizing etc. the panels, but it 
worked as a POC.

So I suspect that there's something- possibly a Window Manager hint- 
that's being unnecessarily propagated into panels that possibly needn't 
be, and that is likely to cause problems embedding at least some 
standalone programs (as distinct from specially-written components).

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

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