[fpc-pascal] Systems 2005: A first summary

Sebastian G√ľnther sguenther at gmx.de
Sun Oct 30 01:35:37 CEST 2005


Mattias Gaertner schrieb:
> 
> Note:
> 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.

Yes.
Of course it should be still possible to download single parts. But the
main download page should list the full installers (for Win32) and
Lazarus packages, together with a small explanation. For users without
any experience the current scheme is much too complicated. As you know
from Systems, for many people just the name 'Free Pascal' counts, as it
indicates a Pascal based system -- the name 'Lazarus' does not. There is
no clear hint on the Free Pascal website about the function of Lazarus,
just a plain link. This costs us much of the existing potential.


- Sebastian



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