[Lazarus] Promoting Lazarus: A Case Study Video

Marcos Douglas md at delfire.net
Wed Feb 25 15:36:44 CET 2015

On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 11:28 AM, Kostas Michalopoulos
<badsectoracula at gmail.com> wrote:
> TBH i'm not sure if this page does more good or bad for the project. For
> one, i'm worried about the modifications the version there has and doesn't
> seem to be mentioned somewhere that this is *really* not the official
> version but a custom setup.
> But more importantly, it distributes unreleased, untested, unstable code
> with known bugs and unfinished features without even mentioning at all (let
> alone in a big bold way as it should) that they are as such and without
> providing a link to the official download page. Worst case might be that
> people will download that "Lazarus 3.0" and think Lazarus 3.0 sucks because
> it has all those bugs (without knowing - or just ignoring because people
> tend to ignore stuff - that the version there is unfinished). IMO the
> download link at the site should provide only stable builds (they are old
> for a reason: testing and stabilizing a complex project like Lazarus and FPC
> takes time) and test versions should be accessible via a separate page
> linked from the download page for those who want to experiment. Even with
> that, there should be multiple warnings about how these are unstable
> products with bugs.


> There is already someone in the G+ group who has issues with the version he
> downloaded from there.

Marcos Douglas

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