# Bounties

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# Introduction

Need a particular feature? Set a price here, giving a short description, your name and email address. Hopefully, one or more people will contact you and you can arrange the terms of this development work.

Currently, Lazarus depends on volunteers to implement everything on it. Recently Lazarus popularity has increased a lot, and many commercial projects are being developed with it. The idea behind the Bounties is not to substitute the current Mantis bug system, where work will continue normally. The idea is to provide a new development mechanism where commercial application developers can receive professional support and at the same time be able to contribute back to the community.

If there is no one interested in your bounty, it's probably because the price is too low. Also, try to keep all bounties above 50 dollars. Below that it usually won't be worth the time investigating the problem. Please also date your bounties. This way at some point we can weed out really old ones.

Examples:

• Make Lazarus hello world work on PamOS 5 Garnet. $1000 Contact myemail@domain.com • Implement a new feature. Please make a budget Contact myemail@domain.com # Multi-platform bounties ## CEF3 Chromium Embedded On MacOSX Status update: bounty accepted by skalogryz (thanks!) for$500.00. Service from skalogryz so far has been exceptional, and very prompt.

I noticed the current fp CEF3 (chromium embedded) web browser component seems to only support Linux/Windows or qt/gtk. Anyone interested in porting to MacOSX ? What would be your cost? You decide... I would like CEF3 working on MacOSX and my time is limited to do it myself (and I am not so familiar with MacOSX programming) so if anyone interested please contact b o u n t y @ z 5 0 5 . c o m (without spaces) There is some macosx code written for firemonkey by TMS software for sample if it helps, but firemonkey is different than LCL. However it could help looking at existing macosx code already written even if a different firemonkey based system.

I need FPC to able to generate Windows Phone 8 apps. I investigated and the SDK for WP8 from Microsoft comes with a command line assembler Windows Phone 8 is ARM7 based, so it should just require porting the RTL, and make FPC generated valid asm code for the MS ARM assembler? I'll offer a bounty of US$350 for this job. If you are interested on this job please send me an email: relfos at gmail ## 2D,3D Graph Offering$500 bounty for a GNU-Plot/Matlab like 2D and 3D graph/plotter that has the following properties

• Fully compatible with GNU Octave commands such as plot,plot3, loglog, semilogx, semilogy, mesh, contour, contourf, etc.
• GNU plot source code translation into Pascal/Lazarus is acceptable
• allows Mouse Controls (Zoom in/out, reset, drag, 3D rotate etc)
• allows adding text, arrows, legend, simple shapes with transparency
• allows exporting to BMP
• works on windows (32/64), linux (32/64) and mac.
• Can use Lazarus Charting component for 2D.

Contact m m a b _ at h o t m a i l dot c o m

## ExtDesigner, ExtJS, ExtDirect Demo

Need the help of someone who is familiar with ExtJS to create a demo along this line that does the following:

2. On successful login, show a form with 2 tabs: a). First tab displays user grid (username, password, email), delete record, edit record, add record. Changes will be made to user text file. Similarly, changes made to the user test file will be automatically updated on the grid. b). Second tab displays a checkbox, a textfield, a date/timefield, and a pair of radio buttons, with values taken from an .ini file. Users can edit the fields, submit changes and cancel changes. On submit changes, commit changes to .ini file. Similarly, changes made to the .ini file will be automatically updated on the tab.

3. Logout session.

Code should be commented for me (a novice) to understand. Frontend GUI should be created using ExtDesigner and you need to screen record to show how you create the GUI using ExtDesigner and link it to the backend FPC using ExtDirect.

## Optimizations for FPC/Lazarus

Two bounties, totally $100 for speed optimizations for FPC/Lazarus are described on my web page http://www.sph.sc.edu/comd/rorden/mricron/bounty/. Martin Friebe won one of these (for changing the code, not the compiler) and donated the$50 to the Lazarus paypal account.

## IDE Enhancements

1.) If a path is added in the Compiler-Options of a project then add the path as a relative path instead of an absolute path. $20 2.) If in the MessageView the sentence "Can't find unit XYZ" is displayed, it should be possible to doubleclick onto the word "XYZ" and this would open the "FindInFiles" dialog.$20 Solved by Mattias.

Contact: sam_solver_AT_yahoo(dot)com

## GLScene improvements

The GLScene Texture3D demo (Lazarus version at http://www.mricro.com/texture3d.zip) currently generates volume rendering. I want to encourage someone to add the ability to add surface shading. The picture at http://www.mricro.com/rendert.jpg shows a sample image with pure volume rendering (left), pure surface shading (middle) and a mixture. I would like to achieve this using the GPU. A compiled program with C++ source code and sample image is available at

 http://www.real-time-volume-graphics.org/?page_id=5


To see the effect, download the 3D Texture Slicer and launch the SimpleSlicer.exe. At first the program displays a volume rendering, but press the 'm' key to switch the mode to surface shading. The book associated with this C++ code describes the implementation: Listing 5.6 for computing on-the-fly-gradients and Listing 5.1 for the Blinn-Phong shading. See Figure 5.5 for example output...

Click to see Blinn-Phong shading Figure 5.5


## mrmath library for fpc

mrmath is a matrix library originally developed for Delphi. This library contains numerous assembler optimized base matrix functions. Actually it works for Windows 32/64 (and MacOSX - I did not test it on MacOSX). I'll offer a bounty of 150 euro in order to get it working on Linux 32/64 too and to be fully compatible with fpc. mrmath on github: [1] mrmath website: [2] [3]

Contact: andrea dot mauri dot 75 at gmail dot com

# Windows bounties

## Windows 8 64bit Pro (Full/Upgrade)

I'm looking to better Lazarus on Windows 8 (64bit). I realize it just came out and it may be not worth the time to run (even in a virtual-box).

I'm offering a few serious Lazarus core developers a copy of windows 8 so they can have it to run and test and improve Lazarus.

The only thing I want is

 1: fcl-db components present (currently missing postgresql).
2: Install path with space like "Program Files" and be able to Build Projects.
If the problem is out of scope - clearly identify problem areas and their
external projects.


Email me for acceptance, I will buy and drop-ship you the cd. You retain license for your time. Win8 Pro Upgrade or Win8 Pro Full.

Andrew Brunner (atbrunner@aurawin.com)

### FCL-DB components are present in current Lazarus trunk

On r43334 (and some time before that), PostgreSQL components are available for 64 bit Windows, so no need to look into that. Haven't checked Laz 1.2RC1; it might well be there as well. --BigChimp 08:23, 17 November 2013 (CET)

## Reparent Forms (100€)

Related to the bounty above, I'd like to spend another 100€ (see bounty above) for anyone who manages to reparent a form with a specified owner (data module) to a given parent window handle (HWnd). In Delphi this is pretty simple (ParentWindow := NewParentWindowHandle), but it is not working properly in Lazarus. The form should be reparented completely (incl. accepting keyboard/mouse input and such). The solution should work on several platforms (i.e. no direct call to the WinAPI or such, this should be handled by the LCL) The code will be used for my open source project "Delphi ASIO & VST Packages" to make them usable with Lazarus (planned for version 1.5).

Note: The bounty has been assigned to Paul Ishenin and has been completely implemented. It is now up to me and the users of this open source project to verify if everything is working as expected.

## Component property (100 USD)

• for fixing bug #12111 ( http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=12111 ) - Fix Lazarus watch-list (debug window) show component property correctly.
• Fix Cltr+F5 function, it do not work (Lazarus 1.6 r51630 FPC 3.0.0 i386-win32-win32/win64)

100 USD/Paypal

Contact: Lazarus forum (lgrfbs)lgrfbs Lazarus forum profil

# Closed bounties

These are examples of successfully concluded bounties.

## Carbon Components

• Tombo earned $600 US for developing new Carbon components including TSpinEdit, TFloatSpinEdit, TSpeedButton • Tombo earned$50.00 US for extending LazRGBGraphics to support the QT widgetset - offered by rorden at gwm.sc.edu

## Apache modules - €300

• Apache modules header translation and basic example. Awarded to Sekelsenmat.
FPC and Apache Modules

## Making paszlib zipper Mac/Unix compatible

Tom G. earned 100 EUR for making the paszlib zipper Mac/Unix compatible. The zipper in paszlib(TUnZipper.UnzipAllFiles) had no support for symbolic links, did not set executable bits of unzipped executable files, did not support directories, and raised a CRC exception. Thanks Tom for fixing this! - offered by Grau GbR (www.grauonline.de)

## Make TListView "Virtual"

Dmitry B. (aka skalogryz) earned 200 EUR for making the Win32 and Carbon TListView implementations "virtual" - before that, TListView was not 100% Delphi compatible - the ability to set OwnerData=true together with an OnData Event-Handler was missing (http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=7749). Thanks Dmitry for fixing this! - offered by Grau GbR (www.grauonline.de)

Jeppe Johansen earned $400 for porting and optimising ssdeep in freepascal, offered by Marc Pertron (cmarcp (at) g mail(dot)com ## Fix Gtk bug -$10

This bug was marked closed in 2009.

## RTL for Symbian phones - $1000 Create an RTL for Symbian phones (FPC for ARM already exists). • Include a very simple GUI app (like this one for PocketPC). • Needed for Symbian UIQ 2 and 3 at least. • Bounty$1000, open for negotiation if Series 60/80/90 supported.
• Contact bounty (at) ccrdu.de.

Resolution: The work was too large, the platform changed too fast and now the entire Symbian is deprecated, so the work was not successful.

## Lazarus Widgetset for Android

Lazarus Widgetset that supports Android

US $100/Paypal Contact: Lazarus forum (indianajones) Resolution: Initial work successfully concluded. Further work underway. ## Android OpenGL ES demo I would like a OpenGL ES demo (just a spinning triangle would do), written in Free Pascal for Android (without Lazarus).US$100.00/Paypal Contact: admin _at_ sushiquest .dot. net

Resolution: Bounty claimed by Felipe

## External process automation

I'm really interested in solving the general case of automating a command line application (cross-platform) that has some level of prompting/user interaction. Full details on the lazarus forum I'll offer a bounty of US\$500 for solution that:

• allows invocation of an arbitrary command line application
• catches all textual output (stdout and stderr)
• catches or somehow detects applications raising prompts
• allows sending a response to prompts and continuing execution
• doesn't create a visible cli/xterm console window
• works on linux, mac and windows platforms (64 bit)

The ultimate test is that a Lazarus program can automate a command line tool such as ftp or git, including sudo prompts on linux - or even create a terminal/console app.

Bounty paid to: skalogryz