[Lazarus] IDE doesn't ask whether to open program as new project or as regular file

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 13 14:12:46 CEST 2010

Am 13.09.2010 13:39, schrieb Mattias Gärtner:
> Zitat von Sven Barth <pascaldragon at googlemail.com>:
>> Am 10.09.2010 17:35, schrieb Mattias Gaertner:
>>> On Sun, 05 Sep 2010 11:41:24 +0200
>>> Sven Barth<pascaldragon at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi!
>>>> Is it normal that the IDE (0.9.29, rev 26569, Linux, GTK 2) doesn't ask
>>>> anymore whether I want to open a Pascal program as a regular file or I
>>>> want to create a new project for it?
>>>> I had quickly created a small test app for an issue report in an
>>>> external editor and wanted to test it inside Lazarus (because I found a
>>>> problem with CodeTools). But when I opened (File->Open) the program
>>>> file
>>>> the IDE didn't ask what I want to use it for, but simply opened it as a
>>>> regular file (I already had another program open).
>>> Yes for a lpr file.
>>> When opening a lpi file via File->Open the IDE always asks.
>> Is this a changed behavior? I remember that it wasn't always like
>> this... (or do I have problems with my memory? :) ).
> AFAIR it was always so.

I just did a quick test with 0.9.29 on Windows. I created a simple 
program in a text editor (file extension: .pas) and opened it with 
"File->Open" in Lazarus. It asked whether I want to create a new 
project. So afaik it wasn't always so :P

I don't know the revision, but the source files from Lazarus are from 
30th August (and I've updated before I compiled that version), but they 
are no longer under subversion control, so I can't check.

>> Nevertheless: could an option be added to ask on lpr files as well
>> (again?) ? I'll also create an issue report for it if you want. (So
>> that this isn't forgotten) :)
> What's the problem with opening the lpi file, or using "open project"?

That's the point: no lpi file. The situation I'm talking of is a 
externally created virgin Pascal program.

The only possible solution would be "Project->New project from file" (or 
similar, I use the German version), but I'm rather used to "File->Open" 
being an allround solution.


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