[fpc-pascal] Pascal Compiler - Missing Messages etc.

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Thu Jul 20 23:13:59 CEST 2006

Tomas Hajny wrote:
> On 20 Jul 06, at 22:41, Florian Klaempfl wrote:
>> Rainer Stratmann wrote:
>>> Am Donnerstag, 20. Juli 2006 13:44 schrieb Jason P Sage:
>  .
>  .
>>> In my view these "simple things" must have highest priority.
>>> In the Linux installation routine there is an install-question 
>>> something like "do you want to install /usr/ or /usr/local/"
>> The default is fine?
>>> A beginner can not know what this is good for. Also there is no information if 
>>> the install routine on Linux must have root rights...
>> Well, because it depends on were you install? People not installing as
>> root should know how to change /usr/local to something appropriate.
>>> So if a beginner does not get work these "simple things" he give up very fast.
>> People don't dig into such stuff will be never good programmers, so I
>> see no real problem if they give up :) Programming is full of such
>> challenges.
> ;-) What would you think about distribution of 
> Win32 version with install.bat script asking you 

Since linux people didn't get it to make a common gui, a gui installer
isn't doable.

> to choose whether you want to put cygwin1.dll in 
> system32 or your new bin directory? While Linux 

The windows installer also asks where it should install fpc. The
install.sh doesn't ask more. As long as a default option is offered, I
see no problem.

> is moving to desktops little bit more, there are 
> more users who don't know details of their OS. 
> Such people might be perfectly able to find the 
> appropriate information, but they might not be 
> interested to have to do it just to install 
> something and possibly test what it can do for 
> them and whether they should continue using it or 
> throw it away.
> My 2 cents, anyway
> Tomas
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