[Lazarus] Keyboard mapping probelm

Brian b_lists at patandbrian.org
Sat May 30 21:22:18 CEST 2020

On 5/30/20 2:57 PM, Juha Manninen via lazarus wrote:
> On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 4:40 PM Brian via lazarus
> <lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:
>> Unless you have some reason to believe that the QT5 version of
>> fpcupdeluxe doesn't build lazarus with QT5 bindings, I have already
>> tried this idea and still seen the same problem.  Yes, I deleted back
>> EVERYTHING except for the actual fpcupdeluxe executable - all config
>> files and the entire target directory - from the GTK2 build. Then I
>> downloaded the QT5 version of the executable and ran that. Once again,
>> it built, but I still saw the key mapping etc. problem.
> Yes I have a reason to believe so.
> The LCL widgetset used for fpcupdeluxe executable does not affect how
> Lazarus is built.
> You can check the current widgetset of Lazarus executable from Help ->
> About Lazarus.
> All this hassle proves that fpcupdeluxe should not be used for the
> simple task of building native (OS, CPU) version of Lazarus trunk.
> It only complicates things and confuses.
> Getting sources and building Lazarus is so easy when FPC is already installed.
> Things are different when you want FPC trunk. It is not as trivial. (*)
> Cross-compilation is another good reason to use fpcupdeluxe. I have
> understood it shines there.
>> Since I've come this far, though, I guess I'm willing to try building
>> the lazarus code downloaded via subversion with the QT5 bindings. Is
>> there a web page, or some other documentation, that leads me though
>> doing that? I've never previously built the QT5 version except the
>> attempt to build it via fpcupdeluxe.
> As John Landmesser showed, Tools -> Configure "Build Lazarus" ...

OK, my misunderstanding. I thought you were talking about a difference
in actually building Lazarus from sources. I will give it a try.


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