[fpc-pascal] Systems 2005: A first summary

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Sat Oct 29 23:55:49 CEST 2005

On Sat, 29 Oct 2005 23:38:10 +0200
Sebastian G√ľnther <sguenther at gmx.de> wrote:

> Tony Pelton schrieb:
> > 
> > their (sun's) model is one where they offer the bundle that you need,
> > where you may want a big thick bundle with the Java compiler and
> > runtime and IDE, or you may already have the Java runtime and
> > compiler, and just need the IDE.
> For Java the situation is different. There are lots of IDEs, but Free
> Pascal has only one major IDE.
> Of course the talk is _not_ about a complete fusion of FPC and Lazarus.
> 'Only' the following parts should be merged:
> - Website
> - Download directories on the website. Especially we need a clear and
> short explanation of the different packages.
> - The Wikis
> - Documenation? But this is a major topic, which we should discuss
> separatedly
> - Perhaps the bug system

Lazarus has different release dates than FPC, so bug tracking and download
directories should only have related pages, but the difference must stay
clear for the user. For instance the released and stable FPC 2.0 should not
be confused with the lazarus beta.

> There is no clear separation between FPC and Lazarus for the end-user.
> For example, an average user cannot tell easily if he has a problem with
> a component or function belonging to Lazarus or belonging to FPC.
> Furthermore, many topics in the wiki could be shared between both
> projects.



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