[Lazarus] Default project ?

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 19:51:31 CET 2020

On Wed, 18 Nov 2020 08:43:00 +0100 (CET), Michael Van Canneyt via
lazarus <lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:

>Is there a way to change the default project generated when the IDE starts ?

Why is Lazarus creating an empty project on startup in the first

I would like to suggest that they take that default project on startup
away and start Lazarus without a project so the user can decide to
either load an earlier worked on project or create a new project of
the exact kind he wants to work with.

Of course there should be a setting to tell Lazarus to start with the
latest project reloaded, like it does now.

Delphi has a command line option (-np) to not load the latest project
on startup (defaults to load) and when used then it starts without a
loaded project. Why change this behaviour?

Especially since Lazarus crashes greatly if there is a problem with
the last project and then it takes a detective to make it return to
usable again since just restarting causes the same crash to occur
again and again.
Happened to me many times....

Please introduce the command line switch -np like in Delphi or make it
a config item.

Bo Berglund
Developer in Sweden

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