[Lazarus] Developing on Linux with files on Windows NTFS

Sergei Gorelkin sergei_gorelkin at mail.ru
Thu Feb 5 17:12:21 CET 2015

05.02.2015 18:53, Donald Ziesig пишет:
> Hi All!
> I have been trying to develop a multi-platform app with the IDE on Linux (MInt) and the source files
> on a Windows NTFS partition.   I build and test on windows but my primary work is done on linux so I
> don't stay logged in to windows very long.
> The problem I am having is that the Linux version of the IDE seems to get confused by windows time
> stamps (at least that's what the symptoms suggest).  When I save an edited file (either code or
> form), the IDE frequently (but not always) opens a copy of that file in a separate tab and complains
> when I edit and save one of the two instances.  It sometimes deletes the most recent edit, other
> times the obsolete file.
> I haven't found a windows driver for ext4 that doesn't warn of potential corruption of the ext4 file
> system, otherwise I would develop with the source on linux and occasionally build on windows.
> One alternative is to keep the master source on linux and copy it all to NTFS when I build/test on
> windows, but that has its own set of issues.
> Has anyone had any success in using common storage for multi-platform source code?  If so, how do
> you do it?
I've been developing this way since roughly year 2009, using several versions of 64-bit Ubuntu and 
32-bit Slackware. Never had an issue with timestamps that you describe. Just works out of the box.


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