[lazarus] Asserts and other stuff

John Margaglione jmargaglione at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 24 10:49:53 EDT 1999

I agree that the components are important at this stage in the game, but
there are other factors to consider.

1.  Programmers create out of necessity and frustration.  The biggest reason
I want Lazarus running is that all the other
editors lack decent object pascal support.  I would be much more motivated
working on a specific widget if I desperately needed that widget for a
dialog in Lazarus.

2.  The best way to test the components and Lazarus is to use them side by
side.  An annoying bug in TButton?  It will probably rear its ugly head a
lot faster if it keeps you from doing something while you're programming
with Lazarus.

3.  Team motivation.  Everybody likes to have a flashy demo to show to their
friends, wife, etc..  Pride drives most programmers, and nothing boosts the
old ego like a flashy gui app.

4.  I just want it to compile!!!

Anyway, is there a list of what components are being wrapped, which are
being worked on by who, etc?  It's been so long since anything was checked
into CVS that it's kind of hard to tell what's going on anymore.  Maybe we
could have a project progress page with a list of todo's and responsible
parties.  I'll draw up the HTML if someone can give me a decent list of

John Margaglione
jmargaglione at hotmail.com

----- Original Message -----
From: Shane Miller <smiller at lakefield.net>
To: <lazarus at miraclec.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 1999 10:50 PM
Subject: Re: [lazarus] Asserts and other stuff

Things are a bit stalled.  I have blown my Linux system up and have been
using my  other system to test Windows 2000.  I will get back to it shortly.
The problem in lazarus isn't a major thing.  See, Lazarus is a side issue,
it's the components and controls that need to be built.  Lazarus is going to
be an IDE once those components and controls exist.  I think it would be a
good idea for those interested to find a GTK widget that we currently don't
have and create it, or clean up our current controls.  No one seems to be
creating controls at the moment other than myself and I am stalled.

Simply go to gtk.org, look at the widgets they have, look into out code and
see how we are doing it (look at tbutton and trace it to tcontrol to see how
it's done) and add a new control.  Notify the list when you plan on doing a
gtk widget so know one else does it.....please I beg you!  I need help
creating the controls.....


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