[Lazarus] Online Package Manager

Balázs Székely getmem1 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 00:23:54 CEST 2016

fppkg is perfectly suitable for freepascal packages. Nice clean code. A
lazarus package is different(although it has some similarities). Converting
between the two package type was too much for me. I quickly gave up.


On Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 4:35 PM, Michael Van Canneyt via Lazarus <
lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 7 Oct 2016, Juha Manninen via Lazarus wrote:
> The online package manager works well and its operation is smooth
>> thanks to threaded code.
>> Earlier discussions have recommended fppkg.
>> http://free-pascal-lazarus.989080.n3.nabble.com/Lazarus-An-
>> online-package-manager-tt4043469.html#none
>> I discussed with GetMem earlier and he says fppkg is not very well
>> suited here. I must take his word on this issue because he is the only
>> person so far to make a functional online package manager.
>> "Lazarus packagemanager" from Darius Blaszyk uses fppkg but does not work.
>> The "Aarre" initiative from Mattias and myself has no functional code
>> either.
>> Several people (including myself) had plans to write such a package
>> manager ... but nobody did until now.
>> My goal is to include this GetMem's work in Lazarus sources. It also
>> means commit access for him.
>> Now the code has copies of some FCL classes and a copy of
>> VirtualTreeview. These can be seen as temporary copies.
>> The goal is to integrate management of online package and local
>> packages. The Install/Uninstall Packages window in Lazarus would then
>> show also online packages and this new VirtualTreeview based GUI would
>> show local packages. In essence the new GUI will be an alternative to
>> the old GUI. Competition is good.
>> What do you people say?
> The info regarding the fppkg manager is not quite correct. There is a
> testing website for submitting fppkg packages (it's not yet
> published, though). So why fppkg  is not suitable is a bit of a mystery to
> me.
> Michael.
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