[Lazarus] Is there a separate mailing list for Lazarus developers?

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Sun Jan 5 09:14:21 CET 2014

Am 05.01.2014 02:44 schrieb "Bart" <bartjunk64 at gmail.com>:
> > As for being able to participate by submitting patches or fixing bugs
> > many users may consider such things outside their field of competence,
> > may only be  interested in areas that affect them directly or are deeply
> > knowledgeable about, [snip] For me it was always a non-starter because
> > were breaking due to missing units and I was always afraid of breaking
> > installations to try new things even for my own use. It is only now
that I
> > am becoming more confident and even then I am still wary.
> And that is exactly how I started out.
> At first I was just a user of Lazarus, and I only used the release
> And of course I hit bugs, and I reported them in bugtracker.
> When some of those bugs were not picked up soon enough (I'm a little
> impatient), I tried to see if I could fix them.
> At that time I never even wrote a single component of myself, so I
> really had to study the LCL and Lazarus code very hard.
> I then discussed these issues in the bugtracker with several of the
> devels and got very usefull feedback.
> This encouraged me to submit patches and some of them got accepted.

I thinl that's how most devs started out. It was the same for me and FPC :)

> No need for VM images (which one could not provide for Windows at all).

Note: Lazarus works more or less on ReactOS. So one could test how good it
really works and then provide a ReactOS VM with Lazarus preinstalled.

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