#1 2010-08-27 08:27:21

stef13013
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ABout lazarus

Hi,
Very interesting blog/forum...

I'm currently using Delphi7 and what is your opinion about Lazarus ?

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#2 2010-08-27 08:52:39

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Re: ABout lazarus

I don't use Lazarus, but I've great interest in the Free Pascal Compiler.

I tried the framework to be compatible with FPC, but this compiler is not officially tested yet. I don't use any features not available in FPC. For example, the RTTI we use is compatible with both Delphi 7 and FPC.

Since the framework is not RAD at all, but all is developed in Delphi code (by inheriting some classes, and using RTTI), I don't see why using Lazarus yet.

Take a look at http://wiki.freepascal.org/MSEide_&_MSEgui
There is another IDE for FPC, it's light and fast. Much lighter than Lazarus. Cross-platform to Linux, but no Mac Os X support yet.

But the Lazarus team is doing a great work, and their IDE is improving every day.

Compared to Delphi 7, you could find Lazarus a bit slow and heavy. You can cross-compile from Delphi 7 to FPC using CrossFPC... if only Simon updated is site, and released the tool he's using since years internaly! http://crossfpc.untergrund.net

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#3 2010-08-27 11:53:16

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Re: ABout lazarus

FPC is, in my opinion, a great compiler.
Lazarus is cross-platform and 64bit (I guess ?), Delphi don't (by now)

I don't know the quality level of lazarus implementation on OS-X and Linux sad

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#4 2010-09-05 09:12:29

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Re: ABout lazarus

Ok, Answering to myself

I tried the Snow leopard version of Lazarus... and unfortunately it's bug fully sad Cannot using it in a professional way.
Damn I wish i could because I have a "huge" Delphi 7 project, and 3 of my clients want an OS-X version.

Too bad (or I must wait for Delphi2011/XE ha ha ha haa...)

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#5 2010-09-05 10:06:59

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I read that Lazarus, as an IDE, and its associated Component Library is still not finalized under OS-X.
But you can develop on Windows (even using Delphi 7), then just uses Lazarus to cross-compile it to Mac OS-X.

That's how http://www.twinforms.com/products/wxfor … /index.php does it.
It's not based on the Lazarus Component Library, but on a wrapper over the wxwindows widget framework.
One good point about wxwindows is that it's native-looking. Which is expected by most OS-X users.
If your user interface doesn't have 3rd party components, wxforms for delphi could be a good way of making an OS-X version of your client.

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#6 2018-01-20 19:10:02

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Re: ABout lazarus

@ab

After 7 years, do you think Lazarus is better now? Do you use it?

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#7 2018-01-20 22:08:28

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Yes, it is just great as an editor - even more productive than Delphi to my taste.
Only the debugger is still behind Delphi, especially under Windows.

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#8 2018-01-20 22:47:14

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I agree with you. It is more productive, but the debugger is a mile behind Delphi.
I've read that they are working in a new one (pure Pascal) but I don't know if they released some version.

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