[fpc-devel] first results of using fpc resources instead of lazarus resources

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Nov 30 09:15:09 CET 2009

On Mon, 30 Nov 2009, Paul Ishenin wrote:

> Hello, FPC developers' list.
> This weekend Mattias has implemented an option for the IDE to use FPC 
> resources for projects and packages. Loading of forms from such resources 
> were made before so there are no more limitations to start use them instead 
> of LRS files.
> So I converted one our work project units to {R *.lfm} directive instead  of 
> {$I *.lrs}. And as soon as I tried to compile I've got an error:
> "Error while compiling resources". Not informative at all. I scanned the 
> compiler sources for this error and found with what arguments fpcres was 
> started.
> I started it from the command line and found the real error:
> "No known file format detected for file 
> 'C:\paul\projects\medavia\lib\i386-win32\fr_page_request2.lfm'"
> Can compiler show me 2 errors instead of one:
> Error while compiling resources:
> No known file format detected for file 
> 'C:\paul\projects\medavia\lib\i386-win32\fr_page_request2.lfm'

Some questions:
1. Isn't it lazarus that eats the error ? 
2. Is the error you show here a FPCres error ?
If 2 is correct (and I think it is), the compiler has no power over what fpcres outputs to


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