Roadmap
This document gives an idea of the current status of the various parts of Lazarus and also helps new contributors to find a suitable place where they can help. It also shows the people implementing the various parts and the targets.
Contents
- 1 General status of widgetsets
- 2 Current status of the various parts of Lazarus
- 3 Status of features on each widgetset
- 4 Status of Graphics on each widgetset
- 5 Status of native controls on each widgetset
- 6 Status of dialogs on each widgetset
- 7 Status of TCustomControl based controls on each widgetset
- 8 Status of TGraphicControl based controls on each widgetset
- 9 Status of LazDeviceAPIs on each widgetset
- 10 See Also
Legend:
Working - Stable, most or all parts implemented.
Partially Implemented - Works, but has some features missing
In progress - Someone is working on this
Not Implemented - Nothing done, needs your help
Unknown - Please review whether this component is working, and set its status here
General status of widgetsets
Unit | Item | State | Target | Backend | Responsible | Comments |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
GTK1 | Deprecated interface | working | 1.0 | Gtk | - | - |
GTK2 | Main Linux (and similar UNIXes) interface | working | 1.0 | Gtk2 | Zeljan | - |
Win32 | Desktop Windows for both 32 and 64 bits | working | 1.0 | WinAPI | Paul Ishenin and Vincent | - |
Qt | The QT interface | working | 1.0 | Qt and LCL | Zeljan | Depends on qt bindings |
WinCE | The Windows CE interface | working | 1.0 | Windows API and LCL | Felipe | |
fpGUI | The fpGUI interface | in progress | no target | fpGUI and LCL | - | Depends on volunteers |
Carbon | The Carbon interface | working | 1.0 | Carbon and LCL | - | - |
Cocoa | The Cocoa interface | in progress | 1.2 | Cocoa and LCL | Paul Ishenin | |
CustomDrawn | The CustomDrawn interface | in progress | 1.2 | LCL, X11, Android NDK and SDK | Felipe |
Current status of the various parts of Lazarus
Unit | Item | State | Target | Skills | Responsible | Comments |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
IDE | TCollection Editor | working | 0.9.x | FCL, RTTI, IDE | - | A generic TCollection editor for the various TCollections in the LCL/FCL. |
IDE | TActionList | working | 0.9.x | - | - | - |
IDE | Doc Editor | working | - | fpdoc | - | The doc editor will be an integrated fpDoc editor similar to fpde. It will be a process of its own, so that it can show help for dialogs as well. It should also be able to write help for packages. |
IDE | Export LFM as xml | working | - | - | - | Load and save LFM files to XML. |
IDE | Icon Editor Roadmap | in progress | post 1.0 | - | - | A simple icon editor with the ability to create lrs files. It will be a good example and can help newbies to create icons for their components. |
LCL | Borderspacing | working | 0.9.x | - | - | for aligned controls |
LCL | Drag&Drop | working | - | - | ||
LCL | Port to Darwin Power PC, Mac OS X | working | 0.9.x | - | - | depends on FPC 1.9.5 |
LCL | Port to Mac OS X x86 | working | - | - | - | depends on FPC 2.1.1 |
LCL | TSplitter | working | 0.9.x | easy | - | - |
LCL | TFindDialog | working | - | - | - | Implemented in 0.9.16 |
LCL | TReplaceDialog | working | - | - | - | Implemented in 0.9.16 |
LCL | TControl.Font | in progress | 0.9.x | - | - | - |
LCL | TTabControl | in progress | 0.9.x | - | - | - |
LCL | Docking (= the combination of forms) | partially working, in progress | post 1.0 | deep LCL and interfaces | Mattias | - |
LCL | Frames (= forms as children) | in progress | 0.9.28 | deep knowledge of LCL | Mattias, Paul | - |
IDE | Visual Form Inheritence | in progress | post 1.0 | IDE | Mattias | IDE's File-New dialog needs to be extended so you can select which forms in you project to inherit form. The Form Designer must be extended to support
VFI as well. |
LCL | MDI - Multiple Documents Interfaces Putting fo ... | in progress | 1.0 | deep LCL and interfaces | Zeljan | An MDI LCL emulator for widgetsets which does not support MDI, also native implementation of MDI for qt and win32/64.Currently only qt have full MDI support, others are in progress and should be ready for 0.99. |
LCL | Palette support | not implemented | - | - | - | Required to correctly show colors on a 256 colors display |
LCL | TControlBar | not implemented | - | - | - | - |
LCL | TMaskEdit | working | - | - | - | - |
LCL | TDirectoryTreeView | not implemented | - | - | - | - |
LCL | Constrain maximization to specific area | not implemented | - | winapi, gtk | - | When maximizing a window, the left, top, width and height can all be constrained to a specific rectangular area on the screen/desktop. After this is done, constrain the source editor and maybe other windows |
Components | TIcon | working | 0.9.26 | - | Marc | - |
Components | CUPS Package | working | 0.9.x | easy | - | See sourceforge project cups for lazarus. |
GTK | Focus | working | 0.9.x | Gtk, X | - | switching focus between windows. Might be impossible due to windowmanagers and limitations of gtk1 |
GTK | Special Keys | working | 0.9.x | Gtk, X | - | for example Ctrl-Shift-1 |
GTK | BringToFront, SendToBack | in progress | - | Gtk, X | - | - |
GTK | Doublebuffering | in progress | - | Gtk, X | - | - |
GTK | Minimizing windows | Working | - | Gtk, X | - | - |
Status of features on each widgetset
Component | win32 | gtk | gtk2 | carbon | qt | wince | fpgui | cocoa | customdrawn |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
Accelerator Keys | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Partially Implemented | Working | Not Applicable | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
Caret | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Unknown | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
Clipboard | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Implemented in Android |
Cursors | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
Drag & Drop | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Working | Not Applicable | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
Drop files event | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Working | Not Applicable | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
MDI Support | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
Printing | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Working | Unknown | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
Regions | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Working |
TCustomControl descendents | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Working |
Unicode Support | Working | Impossible to Implement | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working |
BidiMode | Working | Not Implemented | Partially Implemented | Not Implemented | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
Application | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Partially Implemented | Partially Implemented | Working |
TTimer | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Working |
TApplication.QueueAsyncCall | Working | Unknown | Working | Unknown | Working | Unknown | Not Working | Unknown | Not Implemented |
TThread.Synchronize | Working | Unknown | Working | Unknown | Working | Unknown | Working | Unknown | Not Implemented |
PostMessage | Working | Unknown | Working | Unknown | Working | Unknown | Not Working | Unknown | Not Implemented |
PostThreadMessage | Working | Unknown | Unknown | Unknown | Unknown | Unknown | Unknown | Unknown | Not Implemented |
Status of Graphics on each widgetset
Component | win32 | gtk | gtk2 | carbon | qt | wince | fpgui | cocoa | customdrawn |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
TBitmap/TPixmap/TIcon/etc | Working | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Working |
TBrush | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Working |
TFont | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Working |
TPen | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Working |
ExtTextOut | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Unknown | Working |
Status of native controls on each widgetset
Native controls are TWinControl descendens which do not descend from TCustomControl.
Component | win32 | gtk | gtk2 | carbon | qt | wince | fpgui | cocoa | customdrawn |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
TBitBtn | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Partially Implemented | Partially Implemented |
TButton | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working |
TCalendar | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TCheckBox | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working |
TCheckGroup | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TCheckListBox | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TComboBox | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Working | Working | Working | Working | Implemented in Android |
TEdit | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working |
TForm | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Working |
TGroupBox | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Working |
TIdleTimer | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TImageList | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TListBox | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TListView | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Partially Implemented | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TMainMenu | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Implemented in Android |
TMemo | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working |
TMenuItem | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Implemented in Android |
TPageControl and TTabSheet | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TPairSplitter | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TPanel | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Working |
TPopupMenu | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TProgressBar | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Working |
TRadioButton | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Partially Implemented |
TRadioGroup | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TScrollBar | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Partially Implemented |
TScrollBox | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Working | Unknown | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TSpinEdit | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Unknown | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Partially Implemented |
TSplitter | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Unknown | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TStaticText | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Working |
TStatusBar | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TToggleBox | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TTrackbar | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Working |
TTrayIcon | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
Status of dialogs on each widgetset
Component | win32 | gtk | gtk2 | carbon | qt | wince | fpgui | cocoa | customdrawn |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
LCLIntf.MessageBox | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Unknown | Implemented for Android |
Application.MessageBox, MessageDlg, LCLIntf.PromptUser | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Unknown | Implemented for Android |
LCLIntf.AskUser | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Unknown | Not Implemented |
TColorDialog | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TFontDialog | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TOpenDialog | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TPrinterSetupDialog | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TSaveDialog | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
Status of TCustomControl based controls on each widgetset
Note that being a TCustomControl descendent does not guarantee that a control has no widgetset implementation. TArrow has it, although it has a good default implementation. TNotebook is fully implemented in the LCL.
Component | win32 | gtk | gtk2 | carbon | qt | wince | fpgui | cocoa | customdrawn |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
TArrow | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Working |
TNoteBook | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Working |
TUpDown | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Partially Implemented |
TStringGrid | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Working | Partially Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Partially Implemented |
TDrawGrid | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Working | Unknown | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Partially Implemented |
TToolBar | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TTreeView | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TValueListEditor | Partially Implemented | Partially Implemented | Partially Implemented | Partially Implemented | Partially Implemented | Partially Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
Status of TGraphicControl based controls on each widgetset
Note: These are for LCL wrapped components only, not for the specific GUI toolkit features itself.
Component | win32 | gtk | gtk2 | carbon | qt | wince | fpgui | cocoa | customdrawn |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
TBevel | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented |
TLabel | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Not Implemented | Working | Implemented for Android |
TShape | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Working | Partially Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Working |
TSpeedButton | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Unknown | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Working |
TPaintBox | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Unknown | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Working |
TImage | Working | Working | Working | Working | Working | Partially Implemented | Not Implemented | Not Implemented | Working |
Status of LazDeviceAPIs on each widgetset
Component | customdrawn-android |
---|---|
Accelerometer | Working |
Messaging (SMS, MMS and E-Mail) | SMS Implemented |
PositionInfo | Working |