[lazarus] Freepascal/Lazarus newbie

Michael Van Canneyt michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Tue Aug 12 12:54:15 EDT 2003

On Tue, 12 Aug 2003, Kim Boulton wrote:

> Hi,
> I've downloaded and set up Freepascal and Lazarus and have a few questions which I can't find the answers to anywhere.
> Lazarus seems very unstable on Win32, I know it's under development although I don't seem to be able to use any of its components without some sort of integer or bounds error happening. Is there something I'm missing here or is that just where Lazarus 'is' at the moment.

On Win32 it is where lazarus is... Any help there is welcome.

> I can't compile, the Environment Settings won't save even if I type the paths in.

This is a known problem.

> The default settings in the drop list are *nix format and the path choice buttons
> don't work as they expect a file, not a folder path.

Unix format: this is OK, since the compiler and lazarus understand both,
although it would be better if lazarus used the default directory
separator for all platforms.

> Freepascal seems to work okay though.
> My ultimate goal is to port my exisiting Delphi applications to MacOs. I have read that
> Freepascal has or will have a MacOs compiler. Am I going the best way about this?

The macos compiler is currently being worked on - very actively.
The PPC CPU port works on linux, I think that the Mac OS port itself is close
to working.


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