[Lazarus] newbie

Reinier Olislagers reinierolislagers at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 12:09:39 CET 2014

On 27/01/2014 11:17, Kostas Michalopoulos wrote:
> Well... almost. If you go to the site with a 64bit version of Windows,
> you get a 64bit version of Lazarus which produces 64bit executables
> that do no run on 32bit systems. The only way to make it produce 32bit
> executables on a 64bit system is to create a special "32bit windows"
> build profile (which you need to keep up to date) and explicitly set
> the target CPU/widgetset.
> IMO since most people wont care about 64bit executables, it is better
> to only give that download as an alternative option in 64bit Windows
> systems, not as the default (and only) option.

Agreed, especially given the problems with FPC 2.6.x with exceptions in
DLLs (e.g. database drivers, windows explorer extensions,...)

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