[fpc-devel] Systems fair

L505 fpc505 at z505.com
Wed Nov 23 18:41:31 CET 2005

> I read the very interesting article about the Systems fair:
> http://www.freepascal.org/wiki/index.php/Systems_2005
> One conclusion was that the web appearance needs to be improved:
> "..
> The websites are a serious problem. They are quite ugly and not very
> intuitive, and this is the case for years. The members present had quite
> some difficulties to explain how to get the latest full installer for
> Lazarus, for example. Not everybody knows Freshmeat, and the main
> address www.freepascal.org won't help those people really much to get to
> the right download location. sg will handle this issue as soon as possible.
> ..."
> Are there any plans so far?

I think there should be more independent websites promoting freepascal in the mean
time. When I volunteered and asked why there wasn't a "contributed programs" section
in addition to the "contributed units" section, and why there wasn't more contributed
units categories, they simply stated the answer to my problems was creating more
pages on the FPC wiki.

I've given up suggesting ideas for the FPC website since then, and now work on my own
FPC based websites and put effort into them, instead of suggesting new ideas for FPC
website. I think other people are encouraged to build FPC related websites if they
can't help the freepascal site directly.

I think like how torry.net, Delphi 3000, etc. work (but you obviously can create
smaller websites than that) people should be building independent websites to promote

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