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eli

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How do I download the Free Pascal Editor for WIN 64bit?
« on: November 17, 2021, 02:48:53 pm »
Is it fpc-3.2.2.i386-win32.cross.x86_64-win64.exe ?

I have installed it from this page:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/freepascal/files/Win32/3.2.2

But now I don't see any icon on my desktop to execute the editor, So how do I execute it? I even don't know the path where the editor is located, and what its name is.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2021, 02:50:48 pm by eli »

Gustavo 'Gus' Carreno

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Re: How do I download the Free Pascal Editor for WIN 64bit?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2021, 03:49:47 pm »
Hey Eli,

To have a full FPC installation you need to install 2 things:
  • The FPC compiler
  • The IDE for all things Object Pascal and FPC: Lazarus

What you've installed is the package with the compiler(1).
That means you'll need the Lazarus(2).

Have a look here:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/lazarus/files/Lazarus%20Windows%2032%20bits/Lazarus%202.2RC2/

Hope this helps

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PascalDragon

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Re: How do I download the Free Pascal Editor for WIN 64bit?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2021, 03:54:15 pm »
To have a full FPC installation you need to install 2 things:
  • The FPC compiler
  • The IDE for all things Object Pascal and FPC: Lazarus

eli uses the text mode IDE which is part of the FPC installation.

What you've installed is the package with the compiler(1).

Cross compiler to be precise which needs the full compiler installation (in this case i386-win32) to be fully useable (e.g. the fpc.exe compiler driver is only contained in the main package).

Gustavo 'Gus' Carreno

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Re: How do I download the Free Pascal Editor for WIN 64bit?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2021, 03:55:27 pm »
Hey Eli,

You can of course also use fpcupdeluxe to install any combination of FPC and Lazarus from source.

It's becoming a preferred way of installing it since it has a very nice GUI and you can install FPC and Lazarus by just clicking one button and then just relax and let fpcupdeluxe do it's magic.

It's also becoming the preferred way to update your install, if you've opted for the cutting edge fpc-main/laz-main(former trunk) branches from GitLab.

Hope that helps even more :)

Cheers,
Gus
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Re: How do I download the Free Pascal Editor for WIN 64bit?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2021, 04:01:32 pm »
Hey PascalDragon,

To have a full FPC installation you need to install 2 things:
  • The FPC compiler
  • The IDE for all things Object Pascal and FPC: Lazarus

eli uses the text mode IDE which is part of the FPC installation.

What you've installed is the package with the compiler(1).

Cross compiler to be precise which needs the full compiler installation (in this case i386-win32) to be fully useable (e.g. the fpc.exe compiler driver is only contained in the main package).

I stand corrected, as I'm a complete stranger on how it works under Windows. The only small experience I have is using the installers for my setup-lazarus GitHub action and even there I don't use it, I just cross my fingers that the Path contains a path to lazbuild and the rest of the tools.

I'm so used to the Linux side of this equation that I was amazed that the Windows install does not have separate packages for Compiler, Source and Lazarus, like it's Linux counterpart :)

So please disregard my ignorance and pay attention to someone more knowledgeable in the Windows context. :)

Cheers,
Gus
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