[Lazarus] Lazarus code editor improvement?

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at gmail.com
Wed Feb 5 17:48:12 CET 2020

On Wed, 05 Feb 2020 08:53:51 +0100, Bo Berglund via lazarus
<lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:

>On Tue, 04 Feb 2020 10:57:44 +0100, Bo Berglund via lazarus
><lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:
>>Crash related to use of virtual VNC desktop?
>>With this result I am also wondering if maybe my repeated IDE crashes
>>with lost code edits can be attributed to this VNC difference?
>I have now switched to VNC using the normal desktop rather than the
>virtual one. So I use server rpi4-gui rather than rpi4-gui:1
>I will use this for a while to see if the crash reappears or not.
>The IDE is now usable also with AltGr key to compose the special

Yes! The crashes still happen!
I got the crash now after editing for an hour or so... Bad stuff!

So in summary:
When I access the RPi4 using RealVNC from my Win 10 PC using the basic
desktop I see this:

1) The composing of special chars using AltGr works fine in the
Lazarus IDE as opposed to how it does when using the VNC virtual

2) But when I am editing in the Lazarus code editor all of a sudden
Lazarus just disappears withoiut a trace and with no saving of edited
files. So crashes remain.

Basically this is a showstopper for serious Lazarus development on the
RPi platform using VNC server version:

VNC(R) Server 6.6.0 (r41949) ARMv6 (Sep 20 2019 16:44:18)

(I don't know how to upgrade the server version on the RPi4, apt
update does not find a later version.)

On Windows 10 I use VNC Viewer 6.19.1115(r42122)x64 (Nov 11 2019

Bo Berglund
Developer in Sweden

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