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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0024482||FPC||Utilities||public||2013-05-26 11:57||2020-09-28 23:01|
|Reporter||Assigned To||Sven Barth|
|Platform||x64 (with x86 compiler)||OS||Windows|
|Fixed in Version||3.3.1|
|Summary||0024482: [Feature request] Expand fpcres with resource compiler feature|
|Description||fcl-res provides resource management capability, including support for binary executables and .res files.|
fpcres could be expanded to work as a resource compiler: e.g. go from a .rc resource script to res/object file.
An additional bonus would be that it would allow better interoperability with tools that generate .rc files
- cross platform (if platforms do not support "real" resources, fcl-res could write out a .res file and the fpc resources code could be modified to look for that .res if no resources are found in the executable)
- pure Pascal, distributed with FPC, losing an external dependency
For this to work, fcl-res will need to be expanded with a
- resource reader for .rc scripts (+ the referenced files)
- resource writer for .rc scripts (+ writing the resources as files) - optional but useful for testing and using fpcres as resource decompiler
- modifications in the fpc code that calls the resource compiler so it uses fcl-res when needed
- test that uses fpcres to compile a resource, extracts the resource and compares them
- previously mentioned code to read .res files as resources if necessary
|Additional Information||While a resource compiler is included in the Windows FPC installers, FPC devs/maintainers do not want mingw binutils (containing the windres) resource compiler as a dependency for e.g. Debian|
and issue 23092
Specs for .rc format - note we only need a subset that covers FPC usage:
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|Fixed in Revision||46397|
This idea is around since resources were implemented in 2.3.1. No one had the time to do this though, so the usual statement applies: patches are welcome. :)
Maybe this is of some use: http://www.wilsonc.demon.co.uk/d9resourceutils.htm
Unfortunately, and strangely, the writing&reading of resourcefiles seems to be the least document class and doesn't even include a license header :-/
There are no problems with manipulating of resources inside *.res files. We already have a good fpc package for that and Lazarus already uses it facilities.
The problem is to write a good *.rc file parser. I already started one few years ago. I will try to find and attach it sources here.
frcc.zip (9,961 bytes)
Have meanwhile been working on "resource writer for .rc scripts (+ writing the resources as files)"; will now try to incorporate Paul's .rc parser code to get "resource reader for .rc scripts (+ the referenced files)"
Current code at https://bitbucket.org/reiniero/fpc_laz_patch_playground/src directory resource.
Will report with workable patch or requests for help. Thanks.
||fpcres supports parsing of RC files now, so I'm resolving this. :)|
|2013-05-26 15:27||Sven Barth||Note Added: 0067878|
||Additional Information Updated||View Revisions|
|2013-06-03 17:50||Jonas Maebe||Relationship added||has duplicate 0024544|
|2013-06-04 09:50||Flávio Etrusco||Note Added: 0068035|
|2013-06-04 09:51||Flávio Etrusco||Note Edited: 0068035||View Revisions|
|2013-09-17 10:42||Paul Ishenin||Note Added: 0070133|
|2013-09-17 10:57||Paul Ishenin||File Added: frcc.zip|
||Note Added: 0070135|
|2014-09-17 19:55||Marco van de Voort||Severity||minor => feature|
|2020-09-28 23:01||Sven Barth||Assigned To||=> Sven Barth|
|2020-09-28 23:01||Sven Barth||Status||new => resolved|
|2020-09-28 23:01||Sven Barth||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2020-09-28 23:01||Sven Barth||Fixed in Version||=> 3.3.1|
|2020-09-28 23:01||Sven Barth||Fixed in Revision||=> 46397|
|2020-09-28 23:01||Sven Barth||FPCTarget||=> -|
|2020-09-28 23:01||Sven Barth||Note Added: 0125946|