Central America does seem a long way from UK and where I am IS a bit remote. We don't actually get mail deliveries to the home out here. International mail is routed via the USA postal 'service', which itself tends to be a bit sporadic. Mail delays are compounded by having to drive to the town along rock-strewn dirt roads, to see if anything is waiting for us, but that's a fact of life!
For cross-compilation, are you aware of CodeTyphon? <http://www.pilotlogic.com/sitejoom/
> It has in-built up-to-date FPC & Lazarus, a rather nice editor and includes many extra component libraries. It purports to simplify Lazarus cross-compilation between and betwixt lots of operating systems and different processors. The downside of it, so far as I am concerned, is the lack of adequate tutorials and documentation, the 'examples' shown evidently being for Lazarus versions of a bye-gone age, the on-line 'help' is virtually not there, and I am too much of a linux beginner to make complete sense of it unaided, as yet, though I do use the Lazarus bit to write and compile stuff on a Windows 7 PC in preparation for cross-compilation to the Raspi.
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