PostgresDAC meets Lazarus

First of all, Lazarus is the class libraries for Free Pascal that emulate Delphi. Free Pascal is a GPL’ed compiler that runs on Linux, Win32, OS/2, 68K and more.

I knew it before and frankly speaking always thought that Lazarus is some kind of not a serious thing. However several days ago I found the first issue of Blaise Pascal Magazine in Russian with article of Zeljan about it. “You never know till you try”, I thought, and decided to give Lazarus a chance.

Since I’m a developer of PostgresDAC component suite my first thought was to use it under Lazarus. Well, I spent two days working and suddenly… Now I’m able to create “Hello world!” bagatelle. Anyway “that’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. :) I think soon we will add official support for Lazarus in PostgresDAC.

Postgresdac under Lazarus
Postgresdac under Lazarus

7 thoughts on “PostgresDAC meets Lazarus

  1. Thanks :)
    Also, is it possible to add an easy way to convert values with TPSQLDirectQuery ?
    It really lacks two methods to convert string value read to boolean and a date, and using TPSQLQuery just for that really slows down the whole process.

    keep me tuned for the postgresdac in Lazarus, i’d really want to port one of my software using it to Linux :)

    1. Marc we are now in beta stage for MacOSX support, so there is no time for this right now. Can you please create Support Ticket in our system, so we will never forget about this: Also we want to hear some details from you and Ticket Support System is the most convenient way of doing this.

      Thanks in advance.

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