[Lazarus] Documentation for the packages shipped with Lazarus

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Wed Oct 10 08:24:23 CEST 2012

On Tue, 9 Oct 2012 21:35:52 -0500
Kenneth Cochran <kenneth.cochran at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am trying to find information on the packages that are included by
> default with Lazarus (Win64). Many of their names aren't very descriptive
> and the majority of them don't include enough information in the "Package
> info" section of the Install/Uninstall Packages dialog to make an
> informed decision about whether to install them.

Which ones?

> None of the packages in the "Install" list display anything more than a
> file path and a (redundant) indication that they are installed. Can I
> assume that these all provide some necessary functionally for the IDE,
> which would otherwise be either crippled or of limited value without them?

The base packages are:
lazutils, lclbase, lcl, codetools, synedit, lazcontrols, syneditdsgn,
All other are optional. 

> Most of the ones in the "Do not install" list at least have the author's
> name and a vague description of the package's purpose (some display nothing
> at all). Are these descriptions maintained by the contributing authors?


> I have found some information by searching for the package's names on the
> internet but a new user shouldn't need to google a package when there's a
> perfectly good "Package Info" section that's not being used effectively.
> My final question is: If I were to research each of these packages and
> determine their purpose how would I go about contributing more detailed
> descriptions?

If you have an idea for a better description, don't hesitate to post it


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