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« on: February 25, 2004, 11:34:42 pm »
Would it be possible for the professional Lazarus guys to publish the compiled Win32 binaries periodically like once or twice a month (or even provide a daily build automatically) ?
The current latest one is Jan 03 2004 includes only FPC 1.0.11, and I know that there were tons of fixes since then not to mention FPC 1.9.3 ...

I see every day emails and postings from people that they cannot compile Lazarus themselves due to different problems so I am sure it would help a lot to have this and also increase the number of testers.
It can be quite frustrating to people that they cannot try Lazarus out due to compiling problems. It does not look good if one cannot even produce the executable for a software he/she wants to see in action...
Under MS Windows I am sure most developers are satisfied with binary versions of a development environment. 8)

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2004, 10:44:55 am »
The point is, if you can't compile lazarus, you probably can't compile your project either.
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2004, 11:57:57 pm »
That's a little harsh ;).

Michael (if you did the build), did you build that lazarus build manually or with a script? If these builds take a lot of your time, I would be willing to help provide a script or help with the release work.

Micha.

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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2004, 05:36:32 am »
Yes it was a little harsh :)

But it is a fact that people give up if they cannot even get the IDE working after a few tries.
And the binary version should be working out of the box without any tweaking... that's why it is a binary version/installation.

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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2004, 08:41:54 am »
That's true, however binary builds become less and less useful if more bugs are fixed, because people will report the same bugs over and over, which is annoying for both developers and users. Mozilla-firebird provides almost daily builds for that reason, I believe.

Micha.

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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2004, 10:50:35 am »
making a new win32 build is on my todo list.
I just don't know what fpc version to use.
1.0.10 has no (good) fpimage and misses some important updates in streaming and TProcess.
1.0.11 can't be made at the moment, due to compiling problems with inet.pp
1.9.2 has still has a TProcess bug (environment is not set correctly) which could effect rebuilding LCL.
1.9.3. has problems with writing debugger info, so debugging your apps with gdb or insight (a graphical wrapper) doesn't work.


Even if there are no problems, it would probably take me another week, so don't get your hopes up.

Vincent.

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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2004, 03:15:20 pm »
Update: 1.0.11 bug has been fixed.

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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2004, 01:38:56 am »
I think target 1.9.3 with some addition in a KNOWN_PROBLEMS.txt file (so people will not report known bugs) would be the most valuable because more people will test the latest code.

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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2004, 10:51:53 am »
Quote from: "Vincent"
Update: 1.0.11 bug has been fixed.


I recommend using 1.0.11 in that case.

Micha.

 

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