[Lazarus] Automatic handling of multiple Lazarus installation - user configuration folder (Was: Re: Search paths per platform)

Flávio Etrusco flavio.etrusco at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 11:45:49 CEST 2011

On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 6:33 AM, Martin <lazarus at mfriebe.de> wrote:
> On 14/09/2011 10:05, Sven Barth wrote:
>> On 14.09.2011 10:54, Martin wrote:
>>> Storing config in the app dir IMHO is not a good idea (btw older Lazarus
>>> did do that.)
>>> Most modern OS have guidelines t say otherwise.
>>> On linux users can not write to that dir at all. On Windows it would
>>> currently work, because lazarus is nt in "Program Files" folder => once
>>> it will be, windows will apply "workarounds" by moving the files to
>>> "Program Data" or similar (newer windows only).
>>> Backup solutions may not find the data in the prg folder, multi user
>>> systems will not work...
>> I believe he meant extending the name where the configuration is stored...
>> e.g. "lazarus0.9" instead of just "lazarus".
> What happens if you upgrade?

Lazarus could search for a suitable configuration (one pointing to its
installation directory) and ask the user whether they want to migrate,
delete or leave as is the configuration.

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