[Lazarus] porting delphi project code

waldo kitty wkitty42 at windstream.net
Tue May 21 21:39:21 CEST 2013

On 5/21/2013 13:15, Juha Manninen wrote:
> I updated the wiki page, although it was not causing your problems.

thank you...

> Your FPC/Lazarus configuration is somehow screwed. Test it first
> before converting anything.

i don't know how it can be... this is a clean from SVN installation following 
the wiki page for that...

i misspoke earlier when i said i was using FPC 2.6.2... it is 2.6.0 and lazarus 
1.1 from trunk rev: 40489...

as far as i know my config has been correct all this time i've been using it... 
but i rarely do any GUI programs... mostly i compile a few example ones to make 
sure that it will compile them... 95% or more of my stuff is all command line 

> Juha
> On 5/21/13, waldo kitty<wkitty42 at windstream.net>  wrote:
>> On 5/16/2013 02:11, Reinier Olislagers wrote:
>>> On 15-5-2013 20:19, waldo kitty wrote:
>>>> can someone please give me the steps, in simple layman's terms, that are
>>>> needed to convert a delphi project or application code to Lazarus/FPC? i
>>>> have never run delphi and have not the first clue other than there is
>>>> some sort of convertor available... where it is and how to use it are
>>>> completely unknown to myself...
>>> The wiki helps as usual:
>>> http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/Delphi_Converter_in_Lazarus
>> in this case, it does not... it seems to be out of date, as well... the
>> picture
>> of the "Convert Delphi Settings" dialogue shows four targets but what i have
>> shows only two... mine are
>>     Cross-platform (checked)
>>     Support Delphi (unchecked)
>>     Use the same DFM form file (greyed out)
>>> Suggest more people try it ;)
>> it is ok for what it is but it doesn't help all the time... my conversion
>> project is not going too well at this point... i followed the above link to
>> the
>> wiki and it helped a little bit but it fell short as it only explains about
>> the
>> options in that one area but nothing else is discussed (eg: what to do when
>> StdCtrls cannot be found)...
>> so i searched for "delphi stdctrls" and found a section in the FAQ but it,
>> too,
>> falls short... again, possibly out of date??
>> [quote]
>> When accessing events of objects, e.g., the onclick event of a button, I get
>> the
>> following error. ERROR unit not found: stdCtrls
>> Make sure, in the Project ->  Project Inspector, that your project depends on
>> the
>> package "LCL" and that you have installed the FPC sources.
>> Lazarus is the IDE and the visual components library LCL. All other stuff,
>> like
>> IO, Database, FCL and RTL are provided by FPC. The IDE needs the paths to
>> all
>> sources.
>> The FPC source path can be set via: Environment ->  Environment Options ->
>> Files
>> ->  FPC source directory
>> [/quote]
>> 1. i don't have a project yet... i'm trying to convert a delphi project to a
>> lazarus project.
>> 2. about the source path... i believe it is already set correctly but the
>> above
>> "Environment ->  Environment Options ->  Files ->  FPC source directory" does
>> not
>> appear in my lazarus ide that i can find... i have "Tools ->  Options ->
>> Environment ->  Files ->  FPC Source Directory" and it is set to
>> "C:\freepascal\fpc\2.6.0\" where my SVN installation of FPC is installed...
>> so now what? :confused:

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