[Lazarus] Developing on Linux with files on Windows NTFS

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk m.e.sanliturk at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 17:42:32 CET 2015

On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 7:53 AM, Donald Ziesig <donald at ziesig.org> wrote:

> 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?
> Thanks,
> Don Ziesig
> '
> --

Create two different directories :

One for Windows executable having a  *.lpr , *.lpi ,
other for Linux executable having a  *.lpr , *.lpi ( at the beginning copy
of another ( with a minimum of sources )) ,

and a third directory containing sources .

In Windows , use Windows related directory
in Linux , use Linux related directory , for your *.lpr , *.lpi files in
their own directories .

In that way , by using a common source directory , you may generate
executables which compilations do not interfere with each other .

In your common sources , it may be necessary to insert $ifdef statements to
allow parts with respect to operating systems .

Thank you very much .

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk
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