[Lazarus] Dockable IDE

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Sat Mar 17 10:01:05 CET 2012

On Sat, 17 Mar 2012 06:59:22 +0100
Hans-Peter Diettrich <DrDiettrich1 at aol.com> wrote:

> My experience with the and trunk versions suggests that docking 
> will be discontinued in Lazarus?
> The LCL, IDE and Win32 widgetset contain code that breaks Delphi 
> compatible drag-dock deliberately, for no obvious reason or benefit. It 
> looks to me as if none of the core developers understands the 
> implementation and use of dragging in general and drag-dock in detail. 
> Postponing required fixes to rev. 0.99 will make it almost impossible to 
> support a dockable IDE any more, due to the many breaks in the current 
> IDE code.
> While a dockable IDE can be achieved in with a few simple 
> patches, I could not find out what breaks docking in the trunk IDE at 
> all - the dockable IDE windows simply disappear, including the source 
> editors and messages windows :-(
> Can we agree to make the IDE dockable again *now*, or should I stop 
> waiting for another usable IDE?

I'm currently trying to fix some 0.99 bugs. I hope to find some time for
docking too. But it is a complex topic, has a big risk of breaking
things and needs a lot of time.


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