IDE for Free Pascal - dependency package
  7 reviews

Lazarus is an IDE to create (graphical and console) applications with Free Pascal, the (L)GPLed Pascal and Object Pascal compiler that runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and more.

Lazarus is the missing part of the puzzle that will allow you to develop programs for all of the above platforms in a Delphi-like environment. The IDE is a RAD tool that includes a form designer.

Unlike Java's "write once, run anywhere" motto, Lazarus and Free Pascal strive for "write once, compile anywhere". Since the exact same compiler is available on all of the above platforms you don't need to do any recoding to produce identical products for different platforms.

In short, Lazarus is a free RAD tool for Free Pascal using its Lazarus Component Library (LCL).

This dependency package always pulls in the latest available version of one of the flavors of the Lazarus IDE.
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feralhound 4 months ago

Complete rewrite of my comment. The distro version never installed correctly — it complained of misconfiguration, and I could never figure out where the missing files were. I tried the .deb files from, but they complained about unavailable packages. I tried the FPCUPdeluxe installer, but it complained about other missing packages. Finally, I found a page talking about another issue that put me on the right track. Using aptitude instead of apt, apt-get, synaptic, or gdebi, I was able to track the software block to an installation of freetype and harfbuzz that were locking me at a newer version of the libraries. Aptitude was able to downgrade all of the offending libraries, and Lazarus now works properly. It will be interesting to see what I've broken. Also, as a note, I had to reject the first suggesting by aptitude, after which it found this one. I'm going to stick with three stars for the time being, but I'm hopeful that I'll be able to make use of this, now.

ClaudioYa 5 years ago

The most practical and functional programming "ide" and language.

NZRanger 8 years ago

Best RAD tool, period!... Object Pascal a very mature programming language thats not corporately dominated and is a delight to use with this IDE.

factor-h 8 years ago

Lazarus 1.4 - 2015/April/22 ... Mint is years delayed in regard to it. Get it from SOURCEFORGE after getting NEWS at

hackNperl 9 years ago

love it

cahyadwiguna 11 years ago

One of reason for migrating to linux

trash 12 years ago

Awesome. Pascal is the win.