[Lazarus] Problems with Win8 x64
atbrunner at aurawin.com
Mon Oct 29 15:05:26 CET 2012
On 10/29/2012 08:31 AM, Vincent Snijders wrote:
> In the past some third part tools didn't work corectly with paths with
> space. To prevent trouble, Lazarus refuses to install in Program
> Files. (A highly irregular install is preferable over an install, that
> results in a Lazarus that doesn't work)
I think this was a really bad move. Failing / Improving the tools would
the better move.
> Nobody bothered to check if there are still problems.
Agreed. Unless someone complains about something the problem can go
unaware and is not going to get resolved until attention is brought to it.
The project overall is what the big pictures is about here. First come
Lazarus users are going to install it for windows and laugh at this. A
certain percent of these are stuck in their Microsoft world - they
simply won't be able to see past this. Life outside the Program Files
folder is a complete mystery. LOL. Meaning, they will go back to their
Microsoft development platform de'Joure and something inside them will
say "See it's better with Microsoft commercial development tools".
This is in direct opposition to power users - who I guess are mainly
using Linux. These can get around anything. While the real power users
just simply use Windows as build machines, they are not necessarily
going to care about the Lazarus "Brand". After all, some power users
are Lazarus contributors.
The space path issues is a show stopper. Each day Lazarus is downloaded
as no space paths allowed translates into a stunted growth rate. This
is simply forcing some developers to abort the install and simply put
lazarus on the back burner for another version increment.
But as it stands now, Release 1.0.2 is not a success due to the database
component problems I found. I forgot about that too :-) But that
demographic a subset of this one I'm pretty sure.
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