[Lazarus] Promoting Lazarus: A Case Study Video

Marc Weustink marc at dommelstein.nl
Wed Feb 25 21:31:16 CET 2015

On February 25, 2015 8:51:11 PM CET, Travis Ayres <trayres at gmail.com> wrote:
>I like the getlazarus version better so far than the official one
>it isn't an elaborate trick...). Free software is all about choice -
>glad to have another  option.
>I'm kinda surprised other people seem not to like it. More exposure for
>fpc/lazarus is good isn't  it?

That is not the problem. More exposure is ok. The problem with at least the download section is that it is absolutely not clear that you are downloading a alpha/beta version of Lazarus/fpc

Imo it should point to the official download with the getlazarus version as alternative. That way visitors not knowing about Lazarus have a choice. When you now visit getlazarus and click download, it offers the option to download setup.exe 
When you don't know about Lazarus you expect this to be an official version. In my case where I professionally use Lazarus, I only want released versions of both Lazarus an FPC.


>On Feb 25, 2015 10:53 AM, "Brian Chalega da Silva"
><brianchalega at hotmail.com>
>> On 25-02-2015 14:10, Marcos Douglas wrote:
>>> On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 1:40 PM, Anthony Walter <sysrpl at gmail.com>
>>>> Go back to a mailing list archive, other people have made
>>>> which
>>>> ';ve implemented.
>>>> http://free-pascal-general.1045716.n5.nabble.com/New-Get-
>>>> Lazarus-Initiative-td5720922.html
>>>> Including making it clear who I am and why, linking back to the
>>>> sites on every mention of Free pascal or Lazarus, that these
>versions are
>>>> tests and are being updated accordingly, and a page dedicated to
>doing it
>>>> yourself:
>>>> http://free-pascal-lazarus.989080.n3.nabble.com/Lazarus-
>>>> Guide-Making-Free-Pascal-and-Lazarus-from-sources-td4040321.html
>>>> Build scripts and instructions are mirrored on github:
>>>> https://github.com/sysrpl/Codebot.Setup/blob/master/
>>>> linux/install.fpc-3.0.linux.sh
>>>> Here is a link to other material I've released in the past as well
>>>> other
>>>> walk throughs:
>>>> http://www.baregame.org/#bare_game
>>>> http://www.getlazarus.org/videos/baregame
>>>> http://www.getlazarus.org/videos/baresprites
>>>> Codebot.Cross, which includes a new cross platform graphics
>>>> interface, is a port of this my Delphi content which was first
>>>> more
>>>> than 10 years ago:
>>>> http://www.codebot.org/delphi/
>>>> I've thanked Sven Barth as well as the rest of the team multiple
>>>> I've
>>>> also offered to spend time enhancing the Lazarus code tools:
>>>> http://free-pascal-lazarus.989080.n3.nabble.com/Lazarus-
>>>> Offer-Fixing-CodeTools-td4040620.html
>>>> Everything I've done has always been released for free, without
>ads, and
>>>> I've never asked for anything in return. I've only given. I say
>>>> because
>>>> I'm not sure if you're thinking this is some elaborate trick. I
>>>> you
>>>> it's not.
>>> I think the only "problem" is using not stable versions... that's
>>> Your codes are amazing. Please, do not stop -- coding,
>>> etc -- just think if is better use stable versions.
>>> Best regards,
>>> Marcos Douglas
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>>>  Yes, don't stop contributing, I like the idea of the installer
>> it makes cross
>> compiling so much easier, a thing that is very tricky to setup
>> specially
>> for new users. I only took a brief look, but it (the script) has many
>> comments
>> and the code is quite clean, which is very nice too.
>> But I understand the concern about the version used, and the naming,
>and I
>> guess it would be good to have it explicitly in the website that it
>is a
>> "fan site"
>> (not sure what the correct term is), and not a project endorsed by
>> official
>> Lazarus project. (and of course, the big fat warning when using
>> branches).
>> Just my 2 cents :)
>> Best regards,
>> Brian Chalega da Silva.
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