Lazarus - is a Rapid Application Development (RAD) for the Free Pascal
Compiler (FPC) including an Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
This binary is an integrated development environment for the Free
Pascal Compiler (FPC) which is an advanced Turbo Pascal and Delphi
(7.0) compatible multi-target Pascal compiler.
The IDE uses FPC(1)
The current main supported targets are Linux, Mac OS X, Freebsd, and
The other targets are either based on older versions of the compiler or
are still in development.
This manpage is meant for quick-reference only. Lazarus comes with an
online manual, which is updated constantly, while this man page can be
out of date.
The user interface of the IDE has been designed to be similar to
Delphi. It provides the user with a user friendly, but rather powerful
editor, a form editor, an extensive on-line help system and a debugger.
A windowing system is the base of the user interface. The user will
usually open a few text editor windows in which he will design his
program, during which he can regularly check and debug through the use
of hot keys. The high speed of the compiler ensures that programmers
can do this often and therefore allows speedy development of code.
No help files are provided by default. The user must download the
Lazarus and Free Pascal documentation in HTML format and install it
into the IDE using the Help->Configure Help. Files can also be
installed in this menu and can be useful for source code that ships
with HTML files as documentation.
Lazarus development team (see http://lazarus.freepascal.org )
startlazarus(1) lazbuild(1) fpc(1)