[lazarus] First contact

Shane Miller smiller1 at stvgb.org
Tue Jun 11 12:42:09 EDT 2002

Lazarus can already contain Interbase components.  They have been
commented out by me because they required interbase lib's that I didn't
have on my development pc.  However, the components are "ready".  They
are FPC components that are displayed in the IDE when uncommented.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mattias Gaertner [mailto:nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 11:38 AM
To: lazarus at miraclec.com
Subject: Re: [lazarus] First contact

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

> 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
> 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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