[lazarus] First contact

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Tue Jun 11 12:28:54 EDT 2002

On Mon, 10 Jun 2002 08:32:22 +0200
"Jacques" <icsd.jt at wanadoo.fr> wrote:

> I have just discovered with pleasure the lazarus project :  
> Can it be regarded as a complete alternative in Delphi and kilix ?

Not yet and not in the near future. But it will be eventually become RAD like Delphi. The form editing is under construction, and I hope to get some things working in a few weeks.

> Which are the possibilities of connection to the most popular SGBD ?
> I use Interbase / Firebird .

Lazarus is an IDE and a visual library called LCL. All non visual parts including database support will be provided by Free Pascal and their packages. Perhaps someone from the fpc team can tell what is already working.

> Is now or for the future a french version avalaible ?

I have already started some internationalization. But it is a lot of boring work. I will do it, as soon as I have written a nice tool to create automatically resource strings. If u want it earlier, u can help us, by replacing all strings in the sources by a resource strings.

> I currently work with Jbuilder (Version 5 perhaps 7), I have programmed 
> a long time with  Pascal (P-System UCSD and Borland Turbo Pascal) but
> I never used Delphi :  
> Do you think  I can use Lazarus easily and quickly ?  

There is hardly any documentation or tutorial, and the RAD part is not working. So I would say, it will not be easy without Delphi knowledge.


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