[Lazarus] FPC & Lazarus installation including cross compiling from source
reinierolislagers at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 18:26:52 CEST 2012
On 27-3-2012 17:44, Mattias Gaertner wrote:
> patspiper <patspiper at gmail.com> hat am 27. März 2012 um 17:17 geschrieben:
>> This is related to bug 0021580: Feature request: Robust IDE
>> With Lazarus 1.0 being closer than ever, and with the availability of
>> different Linux scripts to compile FPC from source (including cross
>> compilation), maybe the time has come to have an automated installer
>> that does all that, including the compilation of the cross binutils.
> That is one approach.
> Another is to use VMs.
> VMs are nowadays very easy to setup and they run almost as fast
> (sometimes even faster) as the host system.
> Installing/Upgrading all the required libs in a VM is much simpler than
> setting up these libs cross compiled.
Agreed with Mattias.
I would strongly recommend using VMs as well so that the level of
Linux to Windows can be done, but the other way round is difficult.
Why invest time and effort in chasing a moving target (new libraries)
when you need to test on the target environment anyway?
I'd rather have some more people looking at e.g. database fixes ;)
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