[Lazarus] Please define "delphi compatibility"

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Thu Oct 4 10:56:32 CEST 2012

Malcolm Buckingham <mjb at admagres.com> hat am 4. Oktober 2012 um 10:38
> Looking at the download statistics at SourceForge it seems that over 70% of
> this year's downloads have been for Windows. Now, it may be that people are
> using Windows to cross compile for Linux; but I doubt that it is very
> common.

The sf downloads only counts the sf binaries. They exclude svn, git, daily
snapshots, etc.
The percentages are only good for marketing. Hardly any developer is driven by
download/poll percentages.

> It would be interesting to know what percentage of programmers using Lazarus
> are developing cross platform software. Unfortunately I suspect that answers
> obtained via this list would be skewed towards multi-platform.

... and if you ask pupils learning Lazarus in school, they will probably ask:


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