Talk:Installing Lazarus

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Split this page?

Shouldn't we split this page up, at least separate installing fpc from installing Lazarus? --Bart (talk) 12:14, 22 October 2017 (CEST)

Yes, I agree, I find it quite strange that FPC does not have its own install page, if nothing else, there are people who want just FPC without Lazarus. --Dbannon (talk) 10:09, 1 July 2020 (CEST)

Agreed. Done! Trev (talk) 15:37, 1 July 2020 (CEST)

Well done mate ! That page looks a lot better now, have to wait for the category system to catch up. But the cleaner page does highlight what a lot of old, outdated and even inappropriate stuff is still there. I have on some other pages created a "Legacy" section to keep useful but outdated content, that way, a new user knows when to stop reading and the page does not appear so neglected. Maybe we need that here. I propose that this page be stripped down to just a short overview and index to other operating specific pages.

So, almost everything below the Quick Start Guide section should be either removed or moved to Legacy.

For example

  • Section under heading - From source on Linux, its very old, newer version exists elsewhere.
  • Sections about individual linux distros, maybe just a single line listing them noting most are not maintained. Personally, I'd like to actually delete them but thats the trouble with Wikis, always more comfortable making new pages than deleting old ones.
  • There are a couple of OS/Distro entries I suspect need be dragged up to the Quick Start Guide, Raspberry Pi ???, Haiku, BSD ?
  • Advice about how to install on Windows98 amd ME (wow !)
  • Windows on a thumb drive - my guess is that no longer works.

And a new Windows Page ? Outside my comfort zone I am afraid.

This is quite a drastic change, be nice to 'socialize' it to use an IBM term. --Dbannon (talk) 02:15, 2 July 2020 (CEST)

I re-organised the page a little more and moved some OS up to the top as you indicated. The �Quick Guides were actually pretty detailed, so I renamed them to OS specific Guides. I know very little about Linux or its distributions so didn't do anything to the Linux content except move some of the obviously old material to the Installation hints for old versions page.
As for Windows, I compile my Windows executables on macOS and haven't seriously used Windows since Win2000. Someone else will need to update that content or, better still, create a dedicated page. I left the Win98 and WinME content because there was someone in the Forums just recently still using those 16 bit systems. Trev (talk) 08:31, 2 July 2020 (CEST)