[Lazarus] Having multiple Lazarus like GetLazarus version

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Mar 24 12:30:14 CET 2016

On Thu, 24 Mar 2016, Aradeonas wrote:

>> Of course it looses all the settings, because you just told it to look
>> in a different directory. Copy your original settings from their
>> default location over to the new one and you should be good to go.
> Ichecked and there is not any old cfg file.
>> Be careful. When copying all settings between too-different versions
>> it may call for trouble. editoroptions.xml is ok. fpcdefines.xml,
>> codetoolsoptions.xml and environmentoptions.xml could lead to issues
>> since they contain absolute paths of the original installation. package-
>> related files (packagefiles.xml, miscellaneousoptions.xml and
>> staticpackages.inc) can cause trouble if the new installation does not
>> support all required features of the old one.
> Yes I tried that and  you are right.
> It is interesting that how GetLazarus version works.

How do you know that it works ?


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