[Lazarus] SynEdit Win32 versus Linux - Does anyone have a suggestion?
nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Thu Sep 16 09:19:39 CEST 2010
On Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:44:19 -0400
Jason P Sage <jasonpsage at jegas.com> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I posted this to the mailing list but I'm not certain it went out. If it
> did, no one had or clue or opted to not answer - so forgive me for
> posting again.
> I'm hoping someone has even a hint of what path I might go in this venture:
> Get Linux and Windows version identical and I'll have less problems?
> Known Issue(s)? (I've seen other posts to the mailing list about the
> invalid file handle error and there wasn't much in the way of
> suggestions on that error either.)
I never saw such a bug, so without code it is all speculation.
> Should I just get a TRAC/svn account and start debugging and repairing
> things myself? Is that possible?
Yes, of course, that's why it is open source.
> Is editing the lfm files a bad thing to do?
Just close the designer form while doing that, otherwise the IDE will
overwrite your changes on next save.
> ------Original Post---PASTED--BEGIN
> I have this project I wrote (
> http://www.jegas.com/index.php/jegas-products/227-jegas-edit.html ) in
> Lazarus - and I started it in Win32 using Lazarus 0.9.28.2 beta. I then
> copied the source code to a Linux machine that has a Trunk SVN download
> that says 0.9.29 it the version info displayed in the about. So I get
> there is a version difference here...
Yes, there are some difference.
In general: Lazarus is only backwards compatible. Projects
edited/created with newer version must not be opened by older
> but this is what I found so far:
> The PrinterDialog control didn't fair well in linux, something about I
> needed to install printer dialogs into lazarus and frankly I had a hard
> enough time getting lazarus up in linux that I just tossed out the
> printer dialog and made conditional defines to make it so it worked on
> windows and not in linux.
Have you added the printer4lazarus package?
> so I made some code changes to things like where the configuration file
> gets saved and other things to make the linux version run in manner that
> was appropriate in linux.. like saving config to your home directory. Ok
> - then I check my code back into SVN and pull it pack down on my windows
> machine - here is where things got messed up I think.
You can not share the config files in the IDE config directory between
different platforms. Projects and Packages are made for sharing, the
IDE configs are not.
> First off, There were references added to my main form's *.lfm file - a
> file that I know nothing about except it appears to be a serialized
> version of classes ( a snapshot perhaps) of all the properties in my
> form when I last saved it?
> Anyways, in this file there were now
> references to a RightGutter regarding the SynEdit control(s) (I have
> many because the multi-synedit widget - didn't work so well but I
These are ok. Although I hope eventually someone will optimize synedit
to not store them if not needed.
> anyways - there were all these empty properties names
> TSynRightGutter inside the "inline TSynGutterPartList" section.. and
> this caused compiler errors.
Without code no one can tell what is wrong.
This could happen when mixing different lazarus/fpc version.
> They were empty anyways..
In this case it might be right.
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