[Lazarus] Lazarus config woes

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Sat Apr 2 16:17:25 CEST 2011

Mattias Gaertner schrieb:

>> Where can I find the documentation for the templates?
> There is not much to know:
> The secondary have obviously the same format as the primary configs.
> The values depends on version. They are human readable xml and you
> should not edit them manually. Use the IDE to create/edit them.

Sorry, there remains much more to know :-(

Why, or in how far, do template values depend on a version?
It's obvious that the *amount* of entries can differ, but what about 
installation specific entries (pathes...)?

How can the IDE be used to create or edit templates?
(so that nothing but the template is affected)

Which macros can be used in a template? (absolute path issue)
Which macros will be retained, when a config is created from a template?

What has to be done after using the IDE for template editing?
(Most probably the IDE should be closed, at least. Anything else?)

>>>  > Does it really make sense to use a Lazarus directory, different from the
>>>  > one the IDE was built from?
>>> Yes.
>>> It depends on your workflow, so it does not make sense to every one.
>> Can you give at least one example?
> I already gave the debugging example.

Cannot find it - can you provide a link or explain again?

> Another is to have a second copy
> with a patched version, but using the normal lazbuild.

Lazbuild is documented as a command-line tool, so that I don't see how 
the IDE is involved?


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