[Lazarus] Promoting Lazarus: A Case Study Video

Lukasz Sokol el.es.cr at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 11:02:56 CET 2015

On 25/02/15 21:14, Brian Chalega da Silva wrote:
> 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.

I've attempted to add some changes to getlazarus download page, 
hope the owner/moderator picks & implements them...

> 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).

Balance is the word - I don't mind test versions as long as they don't
spoil my production setup ;)

> 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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