[Lazarus] Message dialogs in Lazarus

Brian Prentice bprentice at webenet.net
Sun Dec 19 20:15:09 CET 2010


That is a ridiculous statement and is one of the main reasons  why this project is such a miserable failure.  All formal releases should be stable.  What is needed is a comprehensive test suit that covers all features of Lazarus.  This test software should be used for regression testing and run on all platforms whenever new features are added. Also new tests should be added to the suit to test these new features. If this is done all that is required is to obtain a clean run of this test suit on all platforms before each formal release.  As a bonus the test suit should be included with each release to provide clear examples of how to use Lazarus.

The other main reason why this project is going nowhere is because the stated goal to write once and compile everywhere is completely incompatible with the desire to follow the native interface and design guidelines of each operating system that is supported.

The project is further badly hindered by the stubborn  refusal of the designers to implement Layout Managers.

Brian Prentice 

On Sun 19/12/10 06:40 , Vincent Snijders vincent.snijders at gmail.com sent:

    2010/12/18 Graeme Geldenhuys <graemeg.lists at gmail.com>:
    > To Vincent,
    > This is the exact thing I am talking about. Saying a "stable release"
    > is a few weeks away, things like this should not be happening in
    > Trunk. The mailing list is full of such reports.

    I guess I am eager to release when it is ready. If it is ready, I
    don't want to wait for weeks to be sure it is stable.


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