Description: Lazarus Portable is a free portable Object-Oriented Visual Pascal IDE. Lazarus is a very close clone of Delphi (A Borland Product) but goes one step further: it's cross-platform. This means you can create a Lazarus application of Windows, Linux, MacOS or other operating systems and compile the same source code to another operating system.
Lazarus 0.9.27 Beta 5.2 [ 74.5 MB Download / 688 MB Installed]
(MD5: fa5c9c5e67313d14ca62368230f23eca )
Lazarus Launcher Source Code [ 1.64 MB Download]
Custom “startlazarus.exe” Source Code [ 1.14 MB Download]
Beta Test 1 (2009-02-14): Initial release
Beta Test 2 (2009-02-22): bug fix (settings now save properly, APPDATA removed from local HDD)
Beta Test 3 (2009-02-27): Added Offline help documentation.
Beta Test 4 (2009-03-01): Made application paths truly portable. Fixed missing default browser for Help System to work properly.
Beta Test 5 (2009-03-09): All source has had a thorough scrubbing. Component installation bug has been fixed. A custom "startlazarus.exe" has been added.
Beta Test 5.1 (2009-03-22): Put-back missing components that were inadvertently left out in Beta 5. Performed some file and settings clean-up.
Beta Test 5.2 (2009-03-26): Forgot to set the default Help File Paths during Install. >sighIMPORTANT NOTE:
If you want to download just the sources, beware that both the launcher and the custom startlazarus.exe must be installed for Lazarus Portable to function properly.
Side project: Expand the Help Files to include as many of the missing commands, functions, and Windows API Calls as possible by me. Will look-into feeding-back the expanded documentation to the Lazarus/FreePascal main website.
Side project: Pre-install additional highly desireable components for the Release Candidate version.
Not all FreePascal commands covered in documentation. (This is a work in progress.)
Report of Library/Control Install issue: NOT CONFIRMED
Likely reason: Possibly installed atop the original install? If so, file "x:\..\LazarusPortable\Data\Settings\Local Settings\Application Data\lazarus\staticpackages.inc" may not be over-written. This could leave static library references that would cause the IDE to fail.
If this is not the case, anyone with an issue here please send me a copy of the component or library you were installing.
When installing for testing purposes, please delete the LazarusPortable folder completely prior to installing the latest release.
I will continue testing for any re-occurence of this issue. Thanks JD for the update!
Thanks to the Lazarus & FreePascal Teams for all their hard work!
*** Thanks to all testers! You rule! ***