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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 package will contain the lazarus IDE build on top of QT backend, however for now it just depends on gtk based IDE.
lazarus (0.9.28.2-12) unstable; urgency=low * Fixed a bug causing safe-upgrade to fail because lazarus-ide-qt4 is installed to fix dependencies of lazarus-ide and that Qt based IDE is not packaged. The lazarus-ide-qt4 now installs the GTK based IDE by depending on lazarus-ide-gtk until Qt IDE gets packaged. (Closes: Bug#594611) * Removed lintian warning by addeing lcl-gtk2 as firs more»
This package was debianized by Carlos Laviola <email@example.com> on Wed, 18 Aug 2004 14:45:08 -0300. It was downloaded from http://www.lazarus.freepascal.org. Upstream Authors: Andreas Hausladen, Andrew Haines, Andrew Johnson, Bob Wingard, Christian Iversen, Cliff Baeseman, Colin Western, Curtis White, Darek Mazur, Eric Chapman, GongYu, Hans-Joachim Ott, Jason King, Jeffrey A. Wormsley, more»