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August 5, 2011

FireMonkey First Video (By Andreano)

Andreano Lanusse of Embarcadero has released an initial video of a Delphi FireMonkey application running on Win32, Mac OSX, and iOS (emulator).

Andreano Lanusse of Embarcadero has released an initial video of a Delphi FireMonkey application running on Win32, Mac OSX, and iOS (emulator). The blog post is here. The video (in the updated version)is below:

This was also blogged by Tim Anderson. What is really interesting (and by now the best source of information) comes from the comments of a previous post by Andreano. Here are some key posts by Embarcadero executives:

  • David I on StylesWe will ship with several style files you can choose including Windows and Macintosh style. And you can create, share, sell custom styles too.

  • David I on RenderingIf you use HD forms and components on Windows – we use Direct2D; if you use 3D forms and components on Windows – we use Direct3D; On Macintosh HD and 3D – we use OpenGL

  • David I on Mac Debugging: You install a small Platform Assistant on the Macintosh. Then when you hit run or run with debug – the executable is sent to the Mac (or you can copy it) and debugging starts.

  • Michael Swindell on Mac Styles and CocoaFireMonkey client area controls are rendered by OpenGL on Mac, but appear and work just like Cocoa controls – or however you want them to. There are many different Cocoa UI styles in OSX apps, and Firemonkey can render any of them – including iTunes, or Prokit which is an Apple UI style for Pro apps like Final Cut, not available to devs via Cocoa.

  • Michael Swindell on Future PlatformsWe do plan Linux and Android. But no eta yet until we get Win/OSX/iOS out. We would also like to provide language bindings for other languages.

There is much more, but thse are the most relevant comments I've noticed. (Trying to claim I knew nothing, you know.)





 

4 Comments

FireMonkey First Video By Andreano 

What about Rave Report? is it still included or
replaced with Fast Reports (i was reading something,
but i am not sure)

Don't know if you know anything or allowed to talk
about it, but if, then it would be nice to get some
information as it's very important for me (and maybe
others) - more than MAC support for example. MAC is
nice but i am sure only a few Delphi developers really
plan to support Mac
Comment by Michael Bickel [http://www.michael-bickel.de] on August 6, 13:49

FireMonkey First Video By Andreano 

Any word about IDE improvements ?

Esp. I'd like to hear if new events are still ordered 
alphabetically ? I don't think it would be hard to 
add an option to add new events at the end of the 
file like in D7.
Comment by Pratt on August 8, 17:44

FireMonkey First Video By Andreano 

 Rave report is included in XE2, as is Fast Report
Comment by Sean Cross [http://www.sourceitsoftware.com] on August 8, 20:38

FireMonkey First Video By Andreano 

Which version and number of IntraWEB Standard or
Ultimate will be in new XE2?
Here is:
http://www.atozed.com/intraweb/FeatureMatrix.ru.aspx


Comment by Vladislav [] on August 10, 06:20


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