IDE Window: Environment Options
Max recent files
The maximum number of items in the open recent file menu.
Max recent project files
The maximum number of items in the open recent project menu.
Open last project on start
Enable to save the automatically reopen the last edited project on IDE start
Set here the directory of the Lazarus source directory. The Lazarus source directory contains directories like 'ide', 'debugger', 'converter', 'components' and 'lcl'. It is used to find sources (.pas) of the LCL and components.
This must be the full filename of the used compiler. For example /usr/bin/ppc386 under linux or /usr/bin/ppcppc under MacOSX or C:\pp\ppc386.exe under windows. The filename depends on how the compiler was installed.
FPC Source directory
Set here the directory of the FreePascal source directory. The source directory contains directories like 'compiler', 'packages', 'rtl' and 'fcl'. Typically this is under linux/bsd/macosx /usr/share/fpcsrc/.
Note: Do not confuse this with the FPC unit/library directory (.../units/i386-win32/), that only contains the compiled .ppu files and has a totally different stucture.
Set here the path to the 'make' tool. Leave blank to let the IDE use the default.
Directory for building test projects
When a newly created project is not yet saved and you build it, the IDE saves the whole project into this directory and builds it there.