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von_ks

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convert Sebran delphi(4) code to lazarus
« on: February 03, 2009, 11:49:56 am »
Hi all

I have problem with converting an opensource freeware Programm to lazarus.
The name of this programm is SEBRAN and is writen by delphi.
It is a programm for kids and I want to modify it for my little son.
can sombody help me and give me some tips how can I do that ??
The link of the source code is http://www.wartoft.nu/software/sebran/sebran_139_source.zip

thanks

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Re: convert Sebran delphi(4) code to lazarus
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009, 11:58:25 am »
See the documents in the wiki for people coming from Delphi.

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Re: convert Sebran delphi(4) code to lazarus
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009, 12:07:54 pm »
I have just read it, and I have tried it, but no seccess, and so I come here to find mor information and some help.

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Re: convert Sebran delphi(4) code to lazarus
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2009, 12:10:43 pm »
What doesn't work?

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Re: convert Sebran delphi(4) code to lazarus
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009, 12:22:35 pm »
Hi

I am not sure.
There are several files to have be compiled and work together.
first I wanted to convert ist separatly but it did not work, so I have made a package and tried it again but it did not work either.
The only thing that has worked, was converting dfm file to lfm file.
But no chance by .pas file and I am wondering if it is passible at all.
 

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Re: convert Sebran delphi(4) code to lazarus
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2009, 12:25:36 pm »
I think it is possible, but if all you can say, that is doesn't work, then I cannot help you.

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Re: convert Sebran delphi(4) code to lazarus
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009, 01:21:46 pm »
which information do you need ?
I send you now the message for compiling the package.

Hint: Start of reading config file D:\lazarus\fpc\2.2.2\bin\i386-win32\fpc.cfg
Hint: End of reading config file D:\lazarus\fpc\2.2.2\bin\i386-win32\fpc.cfg
Free Pascal Compiler version 2.2.2 [2008/10/05] for i386
Copyright (c) 1993-2008 by Florian Klaempfl
Target OS: Win32 for i386
Compiling package01.pas
Compiling .\sebran\Delphi4\GENERELL.PAS
D:\Temp\sebran\Delphi4\GENERELL.PAS(1,1) Fatal: Can't find unit WinTypes used by Generell

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Kawous

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Re: convert Sebran delphi(4) code to lazarus
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2009, 01:26:48 pm »
Yes, that is clear information. Now I can see what doesn't work and what goes wrong.

AFAIK, wintypes is replaced by windows unit in later delphi version. If you compile for windows, you can try to replace it by the windows unit of fpc.

If you want to be able to target other Lazarus targets later (Linux, Mac OS X), then you should use the LCLIntf and/or the LCLType unit.

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Re: convert Sebran delphi(4) code to lazarus
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2009, 01:41:46 pm »


first thank you for information !
I am using windows XP SP2.
but I have now more question.
where is the windows unit for fpc ?

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Re: convert Sebran delphi(4) code to lazarus
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2009, 01:49:13 pm »
where is the windows unit for fpc ?
In the place where the fpc RTL units are installed. If you don't know, just replace wintypes with windows and compile.

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Re: convert Sebran delphi(4) code to lazarus
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2009, 02:01:53 pm »

It seems to be many of them.
Now comes the message that can not find the unit WinProcs.
should it be also replaced ?

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Re: convert Sebran delphi(4) code to lazarus
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2009, 02:03:36 pm »
Yes. Really, these units are from 16 bits windows time, IIRC. I hope it did compile with Delphi 4...

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Re: convert Sebran delphi(4) code to lazarus
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2009, 02:11:35 pm »


It can not compile with IIRC .
the same message .

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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2009, 02:16:58 pm »
See IIRC.

The units wintypes and winprocs both have been replaced with the windows unit (since Delphi 2 or Delphi 3).

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Re: convert Sebran delphi(4) code to lazarus
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2009, 02:23:31 pm »

now it has problem with the unit Graphics

and here are all units used by the part generell
SysUtils, Windows, Messages, Classes, Graphics, Controls,
  Forms, Dialogs, StdCtrls, ExtCtrls, Fileread, MPlayer;