[fpc-pascal] Easy install of FPC and Lazarus

Rainer Stratmann RainerStratmann at t-online.de
Mon May 23 14:52:10 CEST 2011

Am Monday 23 May 2011 12:23:02 schrieb Marco van de Voort:
> In our previous episode, Rainer Stratmann said:
> > > package systems "should" bring them in if they are missing.
> > >
> > > And the qtintf library is mostly likely not available.
> >
> > Would it be possible to put all the needed libraries in on
> > ~/fpc_install_xxx directory with all other programs so that lazarus looks
> > there first for the libraries?
> Not without system reconfiguration so that the system searched for libs
> there, and getting this fault-free is near impossible.
Also because of the design of lazarus.
Instead of emulating win32 api on every other system it would be better to 
emulate for example fpGUI on win32.

> The only solution is to not do that and link everything that is potentially
> a risk into one big binary. Commercial vendors.
Also a very good solution would be to not rely on the many different libs.

> But they often only support one or two distributions formally.
Solution see above.

> In general, this IMHO is a dead end. Many have tried, and many have failed.
> Even if it works, the maintenance effort is even more killing than the
> current situation, since you are totally on your own.
No that's not true.
Look at fpGUI and MSEgui.
The programmers of these applications are experts in what they are doing.
These are working examples how to come to independency.
And also I think the maintenance is very easy since then there are less 
dependencies to the libs. That means less complications.

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