[fpc-pascal] Installing FPC 2.4.4 for Ubuntu / Mint + other thoughts

Juha Manninen juha.manninen62 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 00:34:15 CEST 2011

Thanks, there are many ways to install.
I used the Bart's system which is easy although it bypasses the package

I believe the Linux installation could be improved with "build-servers" like
Suse has and other distros, too.
There is no fundamental problem with it.

Linux is still a superior platform for open-source software. Unfortunately
for commercial software it is not.
There is not one Linux but many variations, and supporting binary installs
for all is quite impossible.
Source code can be made portable more easily but commercial software must
deploy binaries.

I have a new job (http://www.cadworkssoftware.com/) and realized how big
problem it is. Even the big mechanical CAD programs support Windows only,
although it used to be the domain of Unix.

Seems like Linux will remain an open-source domain. Ok then, no problem...

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