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« on: January 20, 2005, 12:25:23 am »
Hi. I realy like what are you guys doing, and you have all my support. I woud realy like to help you, and I'll start by reporting some of the things that don't work well in your project.
Here it is...

I found some bugs and a feature that i find to be missing. I'm using Windows XP Pro, and Lazarus 0.9.2 beta (10.12.2004.)


- when writing in editor, the main menu looses focus, so you cannot select Alt+F for File menu, while in editor

- on some of the dialogs of the lazarus program, when pressing the Escape key, dialog doesn't close - the Cancel button doesn't act properly. It happens on menus like: Run->Run parameters, File->New, Project -> Compiler Options... ect.
It doesn't happen on system menus like e.g. File -> Save As
It can be quite annyoing and it slows down the work.


- there are no TTable, TQuery, TDatabase and similar components. At least I cannot find them. I see the TDataSource component, but to what DataSet should I bind it to?
- when I exit from the program I'm currently debugging, the message "Execution stopped" pops up. It slows down work and it's a little bit annoying. I suggest that you remove it.

I know these are only smal things in your project, but I hope it helps a little bit. I would ike to know if there's any other way I could help you (some kinds of testing etc...). I'm planing to deveop a small application using lazarus soon, so if you could get any help from this, just say so.

Keep on the good work!

Marko Zmak


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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2005, 07:53:53 pm »
With regard to your missing components. Have a look in [Lazarus]/components/ dir. You'll see a directory Interbase and MySQL (aomng others) go into those dirs and open and install the lpk files. Via the menu Components -> Open Package File. This will give you the database-components. :)
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2005, 12:20:54 am »
Mathis, shouldn't these components be installed in the default installation?

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2005, 09:35:59 am »
If they would have been installed by default, it would require users of lazarus to have the client libraries of mysql, progresql and firebird to be installed on their computer too.

There are ideas about enhancing the  the installer to let the user choose at lazarus-intall time what components he wants to have installed.

The bug reports are good, but maybe solved in the mean time already:
1. You are not using the latest released version (0.9.4)
2. The latest release is over a month old now, and bug have been fixed, but I am not sure it the particular bug you mentioned have been fixed.

If you want to help, you can try to get the current cvs version (instructions are on this site). If you wish you can send me a private message, so I can give you a link to a win32 snapshot installer.

If the bugs are still in the current cvs version, please submit a bug report in the bug tracker.


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