[fpc-pascal] docs on freepascal.org vs lazarus-ccr.sourceforge.net

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Sun Oct 20 11:47:38 CEST 2013

On Sun, 20 Oct 2013, Michal Wallace wrote:

> So...
> The top google result for "free pascal TComponent" is:
>    http://www.freepascal.org/docs-html/rtl/classes/tcomponent.html
> This is 8 months old. The updated page doesn't show up in the results at all:
>     http://lazarus-ccr.sourceforge.net/docs/rtl/classes/tcomponent.html
> I find this unfortunate.

Maybe, but the first page is the correct one and pertains to the officially released version.

> Is the issue that the freepascal.org docs are tied to the official release?
> Perhaps we could do something like the dropdown atop:

The docs are only meant for the official release.

That the lazarus project generates their docs from the current trunk version is unfortunate, 
especially since they actually use a released version of the FPC compiler.

FPC does not have the manpower to support multiple release versions. 
Not for the compiler, not for the documentation.


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