[Lazarus] cross-distro (and OS) app installation - what would you like?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Wed Jan 20 10:38:27 CET 2010

On Wed, 20 Jan 2010, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> Vladimir Zhirov wrote:
> The clients we are targeting are all newcomers to Linux. They are used to
> Windows with simply double clicking a setup.exe file. This is our goal for
> Linux to - no opening of command prompts and typing (unless you are an
> expert or are doing a remote install via SSH).
>> InnoSetup has the advantage of PascalScript, that makes it easier
> I have heard of PascalScript, but have no idea what it really is or how it
> works. Does FPC support it? I'll have to investigate this further, as it
> might be a nice cross-platform single source script solution.
>> * Familiar syntax of configuration files/scripts.
> Please explain?

If you want to script your install in InnoSetup, you use pascal.
A definite advantage for all Delphi/FPC people.


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