[Lazarus] IDE

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Mon Jan 21 20:07:53 CET 2013

Juha Manninen wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 8:10 PM, Mark Morgan Lloyd
> <markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk> wrote:
>> I see nothing like that with 0.9.30- or with newer versions- on Debian+KDE4
>> on x86. Can't speak for x86-64, which in my case I have not got.
> I have x86-64, Linux Mint + KDE, and it works well. :)
> Anyway, Lazarus 0.9.30 is very old. You should not waste your time
> with it while there are more recent versions available.
> You have Linux so I would recommend Lazarus trunk from SVN server.
> Once you have FPC installed, it is very easy to install, and it is
> rather stable most of time. Linux users typically don't have problems
> running this from console:
> $ svn co http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/lazarus/trunk lazarus
> More about it:
>   http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/Getting_Lazarus

I agree. In my case I don't go anywhere near the standard Debian FPC and 
Lazarus packages, instead I install a generic FPC and then build Lazarus 
from a source release or from SVN.

Having packages in the major distreaux's repositories is pretty much 
inescapable to make sure that the maximum number of potential users know 
FPC/Lazarus exists. But the release cycle of- in particular- Debian is 
so slow compared with the rapid progress being made by Lazarus that they 
shouldn't be regarded as much more than a sample.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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