[Lazarus] ProjTemplates package issues & bugs

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Nov 2 10:09:41 CET 2010

On Tue, 2 Nov 2010, patspiper wrote:

> On 11/02/2010 09:24 AM, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
>> I get all the same bugs you mention and then some... The "project
>> templates" is a nice idea in the IDE, but practically it is riddled with
>> bugs and is simply not usable at this point. Other than you and myself, I
>> don't think anybody has actually tried to use that IDE add-on.
>> It was simply easier to create my own IDE add-on package which registers a
>> new project type, by-passing the IDE Templates idea. For an example of such
>> a IDE add-on package, have a look at the following URL (part of fpGUI
>> repository)
>> http://tinyurl.com/2cthede
>> ..or the original looooong URL...
>> http://fpgui.git.sourceforge.net/git/gitweb.cgi?p=fpgui/fpgui;a=tree;f=extras/lazarus_ide;h=4d006c843d0ed5c550161d13f31b103342d71398;hb=HEAD
>> I'm not sure, but I think there might be similar examples included with
>> Lazarus sources.
> If there are no such examples included with the Lazarus sources, then I 
> suggest that your package, or a similar one that does not depend on fpgui, be 
> included in the examples folder of Lazarus. It is instructive and would save 
> a lot of time for someone trying to achieve the same.

The fpweb, daemonapp, fpcunit packages all contain samples of how to do


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