I haven't looked at Lazarus for about a year. I quite liked it, although I ran
into a major problem compiling a project with source files in many different
folders, which I was never able to resolve. It just threw some strange obtuse
I think Lazarus (or perhaps FPC) can only handle compiler options with less
than 255 characters adding in all the folder paths screwed things up.
Otherwise it worked well.
On Wed, 17 Oct 2007 15:18, Paul Lowman wrote:
> Ah Jeremy ...
> I have examined Lazarus and FPC in some depth in recent weeks and have
> been impressed by the improvements in just a few months. Lazarus is
> actually not too bad and I'd say compares pretty well with Kylix but
> without all the flakiness. There is now a debugger which gives the basic
> debug features but as yet no CPU view. It has code completion, tool tips
> etc and is improving constantly.
> I managed to translate some Kylix code to FPC without any drama and
> although the compile times are somewhat longer than Delphi / Kylix the
> end result is fine.
> The whole Kylix issue has caused me no little pain and Lazarus looked
> like it could do the job OK. However I am now going the C++ way using
> Eclipse for all my Linux projects. Using AJAX for user interfaces tho'
> Java would also be fine with Swing or SWT or similar.
> Not withstanding I believe FPC/Lazarus are shaping up to be a robust
> alternative for Linux development.
> Paul Lowman
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