[fpc-devel] FPC 3.0.0rc2 and fppkg

Anthony Walter sysrpl at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 12:25:45 CET 2015

Okay, I'll check into more a bit later.

As a package manager, where is the description of packages? How is anyone
to know what webdesign is and what it does other than by just looking at
the package name and perhaps trying to google it?

The first google result for "fpc webdesign package" leads to a copy of a
mailing list question asking what the package does. After a bit more
googling it would seem that the OP is the author of the package.

To be of any value IMO, a package manager it ought to provide brief of
descriptions next to package names, otherwise people will have no idea what
they are looking at.

webdesign      add new form designer to Lazarus which can be used to build

Also packages ought to be organized in such that the user knows what they
depend on or what is optional.

webdesign     depends on lnet, gecko, embweb; optional jquery

I had to guess at the above and might be wrong. The only reason I picked
those packages is because they are only one which show up when libs isn't
configured they way fppkg expects.
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