[fpc-pascal] New user questions

Daniël Mantione daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Tue Apr 17 10:27:25 CEST 2007

Op Mon, 16 Apr 2007, schreef Cosmin Prund:

> (1)    What do you recommend for managing an project? I started making
> changes in the FP IDE using the menu-selects, but that doesn't seem like
> a very portable solution. I do not expect my work to be important enough
> for others to want it (and need to compile it) but I might need to move
> my thing over to a different computer. I see no "project" menu in FP...

The FP IDE does not use project files because it considers an IDE 
directory a project. You place files of a project in a directory, and if 
necessary, subdirectories, then start the IDE. It asks if you want to 
put a config file in the directory, answer with yes.

All configuration changes to the IDE will then then be saved to fp.ini and 
fp.cfg, which you can distrubute with your project.

> (2)    Is FP the only available IDE for FPC that works in the console
> (i.e: may be used remotely over SSH)? I know there's Lazarus, and I've
> installed it, but that's a graphical tool and that's overkill for my
> needs (overkill for my network too!)

Yes, FP is the only text mode IDE I know of.

> (3)    Is there an "getting started" document out there that talks about
> project management?

To my knowledge, no.

> (4)    What do I need to do to be able to debug? You know... step into,
> step over, place a brakepoint...

If install the "official" 2.0.4 distribution it contains debugging 


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