[Lazarus] Was: New Lazarus IDE/LCL features since ...?

Juan A Melendez juanmelendez at eightminds.com
Tue Apr 21 20:55:56 CEST 2009


As a fellow developer, I share you aches and pains.  Debates get ugly
and I understand first-hand how thankless it can sometimes feel.  I hope
you always find the strength to push onward on such a noble persuit.  

>From me at least, thank you for your efforts.  It's because of people
like you that I use and code and contribute to Lazarus today.

Juan Melendez

On Tue, 2009-04-21 at 19:42 +0300, ik wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 7:12 PM, Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho
> <felipemonteiro.carvalho at gmail.com> wrote:
>         2009/4/21 ik <idokan at gmail.com>:
>         > I was talking about this:
>         http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=12591
>         > With many implications on IRC of it.
>         Very simple to solve this: Just add the gtk 2.8 code around
>         IFDEFs. I
>         think this is already done for other features
> They added support for 2.8 because of this, but it took me a lot of
> effort to be listen to.
>         Absolutely unecessary to have hurt fealings and personal
>         disputes
>         about something so simple.
> The first time I added support for Bidi in Lazarus, it taken me a long
> time to understand how things works. And except for Windows that Zaher
> already added, I added for almost every other supported widget the
> bidi support.
> When I had time to continue working on this, I discovered that old
> things I made did not work, so I started research about the issues.
> The thing is that I found out about it after almost 4 weekends that I
> worked on this, and the reaction was something like the joking of
> Vincent: "it's your problem".
> I do a lot of work regarding spreading Lazarus to people, and writing
> posts in my native language at my blog about pascal and lazarus, and
> then I find myself not only in need to "fight" people in the community
> that I try to show Lazarus to, but also from inside Lazarus project,
> and that was too much for me.
> The first time I tried to contribute to Lazarus, was when it only had
> GTK 1.2 support (no win32 support at all). When I started the attempt
> to prompt GTK 2x to Lazarus core developers, I was given an answer
> that made me leave the project completely and it took me few years to
> return to test it out (then it was already started a job in working
> with more then one widget).
> I do not like wasting my time, I really love object pascal, and I do
> think that FPC is a great compiler, and Lazarus have a feature, but
> there is still a long road to go until it could replace Delphi, but
> when no one is willing to hear you out, and most of the time ignore
> your contributions have it's toll. It makes me (at least) to invest a
> lot less in this projects.
>         --
>         Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho
> Ido
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