[fpc-devel] LNet removal from FCL

Joost van der Sluis joost at cnoc.nl
Thu Jan 4 23:15:31 CET 2007

I don't know if I'm really happy with this. lNet was a usefull addition
to the fcl. Now the fcl doesn't have any tcp/ip-components.

I had some plans to write a new sqldb-connection based on lNet. That's
became difficult now.

About the slow release cycle, that's not only a problem with lNet, but
also, for example, for the database-components. But for those who want
the fastest-and-the-greatest, they can download it themselves.

And if they can't work with two different versions, they shoudn't
download the latest versions themselves. If then can't handle that, it's
their problem, not of those who know how it works. ie. the ones who want
lNet in the fcl.

I think you can better educate newbies, then make things fool-proof. If
you want that, use visual-basic.


On Thu, 2007-01-04 at 11:15 +0100, AleŇ° Katona wrote:
> Hi, just wanted to inform you that I removed lNet from FCL. The reasons
> are various but biggest one is that FCL has too slow release cycle for
> now and that there will be additional changes on how it's handled itself
> when the packager hits the street.
> I've added a local lnet subdir to the fppkg so it compiles ok with it. I
> suspect the packager will require a special version of lnet later
> anyhow.
> lNet was in FCL only from 2.1.1 so it's not like I broke anyone's
> dreams :) Another reason for removal was the conflicts it made with
> installing the release lnet lazarus package if someone had 2.1.1 with
> lnet in FCL etc.
> I think I'll add lNet as a package later when the new packaging system
> is working.
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Met vriendelijke groeten,

  Joost van der Sluis
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