Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Lazarus cross platform and cross widget set example

Today I read a news item on the Lazarus site about a SI_Browser, a simple DICOM viewer. I didn't know what DICOM was, but google led me to the wikipedia article about it.

At the bottom of the site, I found a familiar link about the MRIcron DICOM viewer. I knew MRIcron is built using Lazarus; Chris Rorden, the developer, has made and paid several successful bounties to support MRIcron and Lazarus.

The actual reason I write this post, is the installation page of MRIcron. MRIcron is a Lazarus application that really shows the strength of Lazarus cross platfrom and widget set support. Chris offers MRIcron in 8 differenent flavours:
  • Windows (WinAPI widgetset)
  • Linux
    • 32-bit (QT widgetset)
    • 32-bit (GTK1 widgetset)
    • 32-bit (GTK2 widgetset)
    • 64-bit (GTK1 widgetset)
    • 64-bit (GTK2 widgetset)
  • Macintosh OSX
    • OSX 10.4 or later (Universal binary, Carbon widgetset)
    • OSX 10.3 or earlier (PowerPC, GTK1 widgetset)

Chris, thanks for showing the power of Lazarus.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Lazarus 0.9.26 tagged

Today I tagged the 0.9.26 version of Lazarus. In the coming week we will do the release building, some testing and preparing the announcement.

Lazarus svn trunk now contains version 0.9.27 and there is a new fixes_0_9_26 branch with