[Lazarus] Kylix 3 Open Edition

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 13:03:22 CET 2010

On Tue, 5 Jan 2010, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> 2010/1/5 Juha Manninen <juha.manninen at phnet.fi>:
>> No, it has changed for OpenSuse. It is now either 1 CD or 1 DVD.
> But I guess the OpenSuse 1 CD will be similar to Ubuntu. No
> development packages are pre-installed, no TeX support by default
> etc.. That means I can run Lazarus IDE, but I cannot compile and link
> any projects. :-( Like I said, they price you pay for a smaller
> download. With Ubuntu I need to download about another 200-300MB of
> packages to get LaTeX and programming (linking) to work on such a
> system. With SuSE 9.1 and Slackware 12 I did not have to download and
> install anything extra.
>> You need the bandwidth anyway. With DVD install you need it for downloading
> We have a few Freedom Toasters in our area. I normally go there and
> burn the DVD distros for free. Freedom Toaster is a touch screen kiosk
> where you can get most Open Source software for free. Another
> sub-project created by Mark Shuttleworth. Is Freedom Toasters
> available in other countries too? I'm from South Africa.
>  http://www.freedomtoaster.co.za/

Nice project. It does not exist here, as far as I know.

>> downloads can happen in background. It worked well for me. I have a 1 Mbit
>> ADSL connection now but a slower one is OK, too.
> Unfortunately, it's not about the speed for me (I have 3.7MB wireless
> 3G connection and get a avg 2 Mbit download speed), it's about the
> data limit. I normally purchase a 500MB data bundle per month, though
> last month I had to purchase a 2Gig data bundle, but such data bundles
> are very expensive in South Africa.

Hah. And I thought the situation in Belgium was bad :(


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