[Lazarus] Promoting Lazarus: A Case Study Video

Brian Chalega da Silva brianchalega at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 25 22:14:22 CET 2015

On 25-02-2015 17:31, Marc Weustink wrote:
> 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
>> (assuming
>> it isn't an elaborate trick...). Free software is all about choice -
>> I'm
>> 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.
> Marc

I disagree, since it's their website, it is logical that they would 
deliver their version
of the software, I only think that it would be good if in the website 
they made it clear
that this isn't the official site and not an official Lazarus 
initiative, to don't confuse
people who don't know Lazarus.

To summarize, IMO it basically needs to be more clear in the point that 
it's not
endorsed by the Lazarus project, and that the version there is an 
unstable one (like
Osvaldo, I personally prefer to use the unstable version too, but I'm 
only a hobbyist).

And if it won't be too difficult maybe do a stable script / bundle too? 
But I guess I'm
asking too much and doing too little hehe

Best regards,
Brian Chalega da Silva.

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