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99Percent

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Best linux to develop Lazarus?
« on: June 10, 2011, 06:23:31 am »
I am discovering Ubuntu is not really very developer friendly and it seems more focused toward the desktop user.

What do you consider is my best bet to develop in Linux? There are so many distros out there.

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Re: Best linux to develop Lazarus?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2011, 06:39:35 am »
I don't think that there is one best, it's more a matter of personal taste. I like Mandriva Linux the most.

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Re: Best linux to develop Lazarus?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2011, 07:52:09 am »
I'm curious too. What about the Gentoo approach? Is it the only distro that isn't a flavor?

I havent a clue myself (just having installed Debian, like hours ago) .

Is Gentoo worth the extra effort in Lazarus picture?

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Re: Best linux to develop Lazarus?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2011, 11:57:00 am »
Hi

I use PcLinuxOs. It rocks!

http://www.pclinuxos.com

Check it out....

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Re: Best linux to develop Lazarus?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2011, 12:20:17 pm »
So far I've had no problems with Fedora, and I use it for development for at least the past two years.
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Re: Best linux to develop Lazarus?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2011, 12:42:13 pm »
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I am discovering Ubuntu is not really very developer friendly and it seems more focused toward the desktop user.

what does not exist for developers in ubuntu?

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Re: Best linux to develop Lazarus?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2011, 01:02:18 pm »
I'm curious too. What about the Gentoo approach? Is it the only distro that isn't a flavor?
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Is Gentoo worth the extra effort in Lazarus picture?

Not really. The only real benefit of Gentoo is the big amount of packages (but Debian has almost as many). The Gentoo ebuild system allows defining and configuring the sources in a flexible way.
A female geek (yes!) in our engineering school claimed that Gentoo is the only distro flexible enough for her. She has many distros around but they restrict her too much.
I haven't noticed that myself but maybe I am just not geeky enough. Years ago I tried to install Gentoo but failed which kind of proves it.

Lately I have used Sabayon which is basically a precompiled Gentoo but has very different properties. It is easy to install and use, works "out of the box".
You still can use Gentoo ebuilds when you need them. Highly recommended!
The only minus comes from a poor support of some hardware configurations.

I don't see any big problem with Ubuntu / Kubuntu either, although I think it is over-hyped. Good documentation is the best part of Ubuntu. It is important of course.

Juha
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Re: Best linux to develop Lazarus?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2011, 02:10:57 pm »
I personally use and recommend Archlinux. http://archlinux.org

It has all the benefits of Gentoo (fast, lean and mean :-) but not its handicaps (very long compilation times, the need to micromanage everything)
Like Gentoo, Arch has a rolling release model, it has a very nice wiki and  very friendly and resourceful forums.  Its official repos have more than 8000 packages, and its user contributed package database AUR (most of them are very well maintained) has nearly 20000 packages.

It is really faster than Ubuntu, configurable totally by only a few scripts and very developer friendly.

Just my thoughts.

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Re: Best linux to develop Lazarus?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2011, 02:47:48 pm »
I think Zenwalk ( http://www.zenwalk.org ) is a good choice :). But I'm not a developer.
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Re: Best linux to develop Lazarus?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2011, 06:48:00 pm »
ArchLinux forever after and after 8-)
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Re: Best linux to develop Lazarus?
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2011, 08:39:49 pm »
ArchLinux because of "rolling release", PKGBUILDS and KISS.

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Re: Best linux to develop Lazarus?
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2011, 09:37:47 pm »
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I am discovering Ubuntu is not really very developer friendly and it seems more focused toward the desktop user.

what does not exist for developers in ubuntu?
Its been several months since Lazarus 0.9.30 stable has been release and nobody has updated the Ubuntu repository for it. Its a big hassle to manually install it. You need to install a lot of development packages. Sudo is a pain, clearly not meant to be used so regularly because like I said Ubuntu is geared to the desktop user.

I tried Puppy Linux yesterday, and it is not well supported by Virtualbox.

I am going to give ArchLinux a try.

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Re: Best linux to develop Lazarus?
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2011, 09:54:01 pm »
I am two month on Chakra-Project. It is Arch+KDE4 distribution. Its installer, Tribe, is written in Lazarus.
http://chakra-project.org/index.html
Lazarus 2.1.0 r63881 FPC 3.3.1 r40507 x86_64-linux-qt Chakra, Qt 4.8.7/5.13.2, Plasma 5.17.3
Lazarus 1.8.2 r57369 FPC 3.0.4 i386-win32-win32/win64 Wine 3.21

Try Eye-Candy Controls: https://sourceforge.net/projects/eccontrols/files/

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Re: Best linux to develop Lazarus?
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2011, 10:38:37 pm »
false Blaazen:
http://gitorious.org/chakra/tribe/trees/master/src

It's written in C++ (Qt)
I'm using Arch Linux.
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Re: Best linux to develop Lazarus?
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2011, 10:58:36 pm »
Fabien, you are right.
See here: http://chakra-project.org/bbs/viewtopic.php?id=3028
My mistake, it is not Tribe, it is another installer (probably related to their Live-CD).
Lazarus 2.1.0 r63881 FPC 3.3.1 r40507 x86_64-linux-qt Chakra, Qt 4.8.7/5.13.2, Plasma 5.17.3
Lazarus 1.8.2 r57369 FPC 3.0.4 i386-win32-win32/win64 Wine 3.21

Try Eye-Candy Controls: https://sourceforge.net/projects/eccontrols/files/

 

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