[fpc-devel] FP 2.4 questions

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Wed Jan 2 11:09:55 CET 2008

Marco van de Voort schrieb:
>>> Then I don't get why people refuse that lazarus is recompiled and see
>>> dyn. loaded packages as _the_ solution to this "problem" :)
>> Is there another solution that makes it possible to compile and test a 
>> (future) visual component before installing it and with a simple 
>> click-click action add it to the component library (even if this 
>> involves waiting some minutes).
> No. Not even Delphi has that. The property editors and component
> registrations must be known to the visual environment. 
> That's also why Delphi has a very definitive install step (in which you can
> see a reinit of the component palette, and e.g. problems can happen if
> components have been deleted from disk, but ignored on startup)
> So it is roughly the same, except for the time, and the "hardening" of the
> process.

If you really care about a destroyed installation, test components in a vm.

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