[Lazarus] Version info

Graeme Geldenhuys graeme at geldenhuys.co.uk
Tue Sep 18 11:52:38 CEST 2012

On 18/09/12 10:35, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
>> Yeah, those options are pretty pointless on any platform - except
>> Windows.
> Let's make absolutely certain we're "on the same page": Options for
> Project: x -> Version info.

Yes, that's the info I'm talking about. In Windows you can right click 
on a file, select Properties, and then see the Version Information tab 
with all that details. Even the embedded icon in the resources is used 
as the default icon in Windows Explorer, on the desktop etc.

Under Linux (KDE, Gnome, XFCE etc) there is no application that can pull 
such information out of a ELF binary. Under Linux, icons are separate 
PNG (or xpm) files. In Nautilus (Gnome) or Dolphin (KDE) or Thunar 
(XFCE) you can right click on those executables, but there will be NO 
version information being displayed anywhere.

Only FPC written and compiled programs couldn't exact that information 
for FPC written and compiled programs. No linux distro ships with FPC 
written and compiled programs.

So like I said, that information is pretty pointless to Linux systems.

The Version Info is only handy, when you want to set the version 
information [to be displayed under Windows], while you might be 
developing that app under a Linux environment.

   - Graeme -

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