[Lazarus] Lazarus first contact
mikeparr at live.com
Tue May 29 21:45:44 CEST 2012
Lazarus first contact
Well, not really first contact. I messed around with Laz a year or 2 ago. Great system, but the web 'visibility' was poor, I thought. I am beginning to use it again, and give my impressions of a novice who has heard of Laz, and wants to use it. Please take this in a positive way - I want to help.
So... I google 'Lazaras ide'. I get to the www.lazarus.freepascal.org page. Good. But it seems to be a forum rather than a product. Nevertheless, I see a download link. I follow it.
Looking for the latest version? Download lazarus-0.9.30.4-fpc-2.6.0-win32.exe (78.8 MB)
I assume this is a Windows 32-bit version. Not sure if it runs on Win 64(quite common now) or if there is a latest Linux version.
There are no install instructions - maybe they will appear when I run it?
There are a host of other versions below:
GZIP...RPM...DEB...Windows 32 Bits( is this the same as the win32exe above?)
No idea what GZIP or RPM means. Is the GZIP for Windows, just zipped in a different format?
I guess that Sourceforge is restricted as regards explanatory text - but could the versions be given clearer names? If I want to learn programming from the start, Laz could be great, but there is an initial barrier.
Anything I can do to help?
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