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Free Pascal 2.6.2 rc1

Marco van de Voort

Hello,

We have placed the first release-candidate of the Free Pascal Compiler
version 2.6.2 on our ftp-servers.

You can help improve the upcoming 2.6.2 release by downloading and
testing this release. If you want you can report what you have done here:
http://wiki.freepascal.org/Testers_2.6.2

Changes that may break backwards compatibility are documented at:
http://wiki.freepascal.org/User_Changes_2.6.2

Downloads are available at:

the FTP server at

ftp://freepascal.stack.nl/pub/fpc/beta/2.6.2-rc1/

Enjoy!

The Free Pascal Compiler Team

             
                            Free Pascal Compiler

                                Version 2.6.2rc1

******************************************************************************
                              What's New in 2.6.2rc1
******************************************************************************

Free Pascal 2.6.2rc1 is a point release from the 2.6.0 fixes branch.

Please also see http://wiki.freepascal.org/User_Changes_2.6.2 for a list
of changes that may affect the behaviour of previously working code, and
how to cope with these changes.

Some highlights are:

Compiler:
  * Improvements and fixes for the ARM architecture

Packages:
  * New package fpindexer (indexing engine)
  * Support for observer pattern added to fcl-base (and base classes in RTL)
  * Lots and lots fixes and improvements for fcl-db
        * Support for JSON dataset added among others
  * Fixes and improvements for fcl-passrc (and fpdoc)
  * Updates for PTCPas and gtk2
  * fpmkunit improvements (better support for future switch to fpmake)
  * Several fixes for x11
  * Several fixes for winunits (and winceunits)

Platforms:
  * Improvements to the NativeNT target (newly introduced as alpha in 2.6.0)
  * Many fixes for OpenBSD and NetBSD (considered in beta state now)
  * Internal ELF writer supported for more BSD targets
  * Fixes and improvements for gba and nds

See http://bugs.freepascal.org/changelog_page.php for the list of reported
bugs which have been fixed in this release.

******************************************************************************
                              What's New in 2.6.0
******************************************************************************

Free Pascal 2.6.0 is a new major version of the Free Pascal compiler.

Please also see http://wiki.freepascal.org/User_Changes_2.6.0 for a list
of changes that may affect the behaviour of previously working code, and
how to cope with these changes.

Some highlights are:

Platforms:
  * iPhoneSimulator target

Compiler:
  * Many new language features:
     * Objective-Pascal dialect, supported on all Mac OS X and iOS targets
     * constref parameter modifier for "const by reference"
     * Pascal boolean types with multiple sizes (boolean16/32/64)
     * ISO 7185 language mode (except for I/O). Features amongst others:
        * nested procedure variables
        * non-local goto's
     * Mac Pascal mode improvements
        * nested procedure variables
        * univ modifier
     * Intrinsics
        * sar (shift arithmetic right)
        * bsf/bsr (bitscan forward/reverse)
     * Delphi compatibility mode improvements
        * Nested types, class variables and class local constants
        * Advanced records syntax (no constructors yet)
        * (for..in) Enumerators in records
        * Class and record helpers
        * Generic records, arrays and procedural types
        * Delphi-compatibility of generics improved
        * Scoped enumerations
        * Custom messages for "deprecated" directive
        * Ability to use "&" for escaping keywords
  * New ARM code generator features
     * ARM VFPv2 and VFPv3 floating point unit support
     * Thumb-2 support

Packages:
  * Many improvements to the rtl
  * Many improvements to the database units (fcl-db)
  * Objective-Pascal interfaces to Foundation, AppKit, CoreData and WebCore
  * OpenGL headers updated to OpenGL 4.0
 
Details about these new features can be found at
http://wiki.freepascal.org/FPC_New_Features_2.6.0

See http://bugs.freepascal.org/changelog_page.php for the list of reported
bugs that have been fixed in this release.

******************************************************************************
                              What's New in 2.4.4
******************************************************************************

Free Pascal 2.4.4 contains most library fixes from early June 2010 till March
2011. There are also some compiler fixes, mostly relating to 64-bit.

Please also see http://wiki.freepascal.org/User_Changes_2.4.4 for a list
of changes which may affect the behaviour of previously working code, and
how to cope with these changes.

Some highlights are:

Packages:
  * Many improvements to the XML units
  * Many improvements to the database units.
        * Specially sqlite got quite some fixes.
  * Many improvements to the chm units.
        * Including a commandline CHM compiler
  * Many improvements to fppkg and fpmake for another round of testing.

Platforms:
  * Fixes for multi-threading support in OS/2 RTL.

See http://bugs.freepascal.org/changelog_page.php for the list of reported
bugs which have been fixed in this release.


******************************************************************************
                              What's New in 2.4.2
******************************************************************************

Free Pascal 2.4.2 contains many fixes and a few new features. Most bugfixes
in the RTL and packages before June 2010 have been merged.

Please also see http://wiki.freepascal.org/User_Changes_2.4.2 for a list
of changes which may affect the behaviour of previously working code, and
how to cope with these changes.

Some highlights are:

Compiler:
  * Support D2006+ FOR..IN, with some FPC specific enhancements. Refer to
     http://wiki.freepascal.org/for-in_loop for more information
  * Support for sealed and abstract classes.

Packages:
  * The existing Mac OS X Universal Interfaces units have been synchronised
    with the Mac OS X 10.6 SDK. Several new units have also been added, and
    where indicated in the Mac OS X 10.6 SDK they have also been enabled for
    iPhoneOS/iOS.
  * Many improvements to the XML units
  * Many improvements to the database units
  * Many improvemnets to the chm units

Platforms:
  * Long term bug in OS/2 implementation of unit Video finally fixed which
    among others allows inclusion of the text-mode IDE (without debugger)
    for this platform as part of the distribution again.

See http://bugs.freepascal.org/changelog_page.php for the list of reported
bugs which have been fixed in this release.


******************************************************************************
                              What's New in 2.4.0
******************************************************************************

Free Pascal 2.4.0 contains many fixes and new features. While we did not
manage to incorporate all planned additions, we believe this release offers a
nice collection of new functionality and bug fixes.


Please also see http://wiki.freepascal.org/User_Changes_2.4.0 for a list
of changes which may affect the behaviour of previously working code, and
how to cope with these changes.

Some highlights are:

Platforms:
  * New platform: Mac OS X/PowerPC64
  * New platform: Mac OS X/x86_64
  * New platform: Mac OS X/ARM (iPhone)

Compiler:
  * Support for Delphi-style resource handling
  * Whole-program optimization infrastructure, which initially supports
    program devirtualization and unused virtual method removal
  * Much faster compilation of units containing many type-sections
  * The ability to suppress individual hints/warnings/notes
  * Several improvements to the DWARF debug information generation
  * Fixes to the generics support
  * Fixes to the interface delegation (implements) support
  * Improved cpu register allocation
  * Improved ARM/EABI support
 
RTL:
  * Linearly scaling multi-threaded memory manager
  * Support for (advisory) file locking on Unix-based platforms
    when using the SysUtils file creation/opening routines
  * Support for ANSI ISO Extended Pascal ReadStr/WriteStr
  * A UnicodeString type that, while not yet equivalent to Delphi 2009's
    UnicodeString type, offers reference counted UnicodeString support on
    the Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and Beos/Haiku platforms.

Packages:
  * Many improvements to the XML units
  * Many improvements to the database units
  * Updated the common Mac OS X Pascal interfaces to r241, including
    an updated header translation of the CFNetwork framework
  * The zipper unit now works correctly on big endian platforms

See http://bugs.freepascal.org/changelog_page.php for the list of reported
bugs which have been fixed in this release.


******************************************************************************
                              What's New in 2.2.4
******************************************************************************

Free Pascal 2.2.4 contains many bug fixes and some new features. The
main purpose of this release is to fix problems reported with FPC 2.2.2.

Please also see http://wiki.freepascal.org/User_Changes_2.2.4 for a list
of changes which may affect the behaviour of previously working code, and
how to cope with these changes.

Some highlights are:

All:
  * Experimental packages-installation tool

Packages:
  * Added support for TIFF reading/writing in fcl-image
  * Improvements and fixes in CHM support
  * Fixed linking the gtk2-package with gtk versions above 2.13.4

IDE:
  * Added support for CHM help files

Documentation

See http://bugs.freepascal.org/changelog_page.php for the list of reported
bugs which have been fixed in this release.


******************************************************************************
                              What's New in 2.2.2
******************************************************************************

Free Pascal 2.2.2 contains many bug fixes and some new features. The
main purpose of this release is to fix problems reported with FPC 2.2.0,
and to remove all potentially tainted code from our source code base.

Please also see http://wiki.freepascal.org/User_Changes_2.2.2 for a list
of changes which may affect the behaviour of previously working code, and
how to cope with these changes.

Some highlights are:

All:
  *  All code potentially infringing on CodeGear copyrighted code has been
     reimplemented using a cleanroom approach.

Platforms:
  * Incompatibilities with Mac OS X 10.5's new default linker have been
    resolved.

Compiler:
  * PIC support for Mac OS X (on by default, disable with -Cg-)
  * several bugs in the experimental generics support have been fixed,
    but this feature is still in beta
  * initialisation and finalisation of shared libraries has been fixed
    for all Darwin platforms, and for Linux/i386
  * support for {$packset x} directive to enable set packing
    (use {$packset 1} for Delphi-compatible sets, but note that the
     format is different on little and big endian platforms)

RTL:
  * thread resource leaking under unix has been fixed
  * the widestring manager for unix has been completed
  * several floating point to string conversion errors have been fixed
  * significantly improved variant support
  * implementation of RTL exception handler for OS/2 allowing proper
    translation of some runtime errors
  * various fixes for GO32v2 improving useability of this target
  * OS/2 RTL enhanced to allow seamless working with large files (64-bit
    file system API calls) where available (WSeB/MCP/eCS/Warp 4 with FP15)

Packages:
  * the Windows API interface units have been significantly updated
  * Apple universal interfaces updated to r234 of the common FPC/GPC/MW
    interfaces
  * New TRegexEngine class to parse regular expressions

Documentation
  *  Documentation was updated completely to conform to the actual
     state of the compiler and RTL.

See http://bugs.freepascal.org/changelog_page.php for the list of reported
bugs which have been fixed in this release.


******************************************************************************
                              What's New in 2.2.0
******************************************************************************

Free Pascal 2.2.0 contains a lot of bug fixes and new features. The work on
Free Pascal 2.2.0 started halfway during the year 2005. A lot has been improved
since then.

Please also see http://wiki.freepascal.org/User_Changes_2.2.0 for a list
of changes which may affect the behaviour of previously working code, and
how to cope with these changes.

Platforms:
  * New platform: Win64. FPC is the first open source compiler for 64-bit
     Windows operating systems.
  * New processor architecture: 64-bit PowerPC
    * PowerPC/64 support for Linux
  * Mac OS X on Intel (i386) is now supported
  * New platform: Windows CE (Windows Mobile)
  * New platform: Nintendo Game Boy Advance
  * New platform: Nintendo DS
  * Native support for ARM-platform
  * GO32V2 DOS platform got a long needed update

Compiler:
  * Internal linker for win32, win64 and wince, resulting in smaller
    executables, less memory used during compilation, and faster compile
    times for programs using large frameworks like for example the Lazarus
    Component Library.
  * Generics (experimental)
  * Bit packed arrays and records
  * Resourcestrings can now be smartlinked, resulting in smaller executables
  * Multiple resource files support
  * pointer[low..high] syntax to pass C-style pointer arrays to procedures
    using open arrays
  * Interface delegation
  * Proper safecall implementation
  * Wide strings are COM/OLE compatible on Windows
  * Added several speed optimisations, for example:
    * Compiler can omit stack frames (x86 and ARM)
    * Compiler can store records in registers
    * Tail recursion expansion
    * Register renaming optimizations
  * Improved optimizer for ARM CPU
  * Compiler can initialise local variables, function results, and "out"
    parameters with several values (command line parameters -gt till -gtttt)
    to help find uses of uninitialised variables
  * Compiler can now properly deal with paths > 255 characters in all cases
  * Dwarf debug format support
  * Reduced memory usage during compilation
  * Lot of small bugs and compatibility fixes

RTL:
  * Heap uses less memory
  * Improved variants support
  * Improved currency support
  * Exception handling can be used without SysUtils unit
  * Lot of small bug and compatibility fixes

FCL:
  * Improved database support
  * The obsolete sqlitedataset, interbase, fpodbc, ddg, mysqldb3 and mysqldb4
    units are removed
  * Lot of small bugs and compatibility fixes

Packages:
  * Added a new fppkg package manager
  * Improved database support
  * Added Delphi compatible RichEdit unit
  * Apple universal interfaces updated to r204 of the common FPC/GPC/MW
    interfaces
  * Lot of small bugs and compatibility fixes

Free Vision:
  * Now uses resourcestrings

IDE:
  * Evaluate window
  * Improved HTML rendering
  * Improved xterm support
  * Small bug fixes

Misc:
  * Improved documentation
  * Better cross compilation support

For a detailed list of reported bugs that are fixed in this release see the
bugtracker report at http://www.freepascal.org/mantis/changelog_page.php


******************************************************************************
                              What's New in 2.0.4
******************************************************************************

More than 1000 changes have been made to 2.0.4 since 2.0.2. As this is a bug
fix release, most are fixes for some issues, but new features and performance
enhancements have been added as well.

Compiler:
  * Lot of small bugs and compatibility fixes
  * Updated several translations
  * Improved code generation
  * Improved and fixed PIC code generation
  * Improved register allocation
  * Improved ansistring string code generation
  * Several alignment values increased so the requirements of modern processors
    are met better
  * WINDOWS defined on all windows platforms (Win32, Win64, WinCE)
  * Parameter order for methods with structured results changed
    (result pointer<->self swapped), please check such methods if they are
    implemented in assembler
  * i386 compiler no longer needs environment variables set when installed on
    an x86_64 Linux distribution

RTL:
  * Lot of small bug and compatibility fixes
  * 64 bit file pointer support on most targets
  * Faster integer to string conversion
  * Endian conversion routines added
  * Improved heap manager
  * Improved ansistring routines
  * PowerPC: Power3/4/5/PPC970 compatibility

FCL:
  * Lot of small bugs and compatibility fixes
  * Improved database support
  * The interbase, fpodbc, ddg, mysqldb3 and mysqldb4 units
    are obsolete and replaced by the sqldb components
  * Oracle support added

Packages:
  * Lot of small bugs and compatibility fixes
  * Improved database support
  * Apple universal interfaces added

Free Vision:
  * New outline unit
  * Small bug fixes
  * Unix: much improved video and keyboard handling
  * Unix: Free Vision applications no longer need to link to libc
  * Linux: grab_vcsa utility to ensure vcsa access

IDE:
  * Small bug fixes
  * Redesigned directories window
  * Reorganised compiler options window
  * Option to use Ctrl+X,C,V for cut/copy/paste

Misc:
  * Improved documentation
  * Better cross compilation support

******************************************************************************
                              What's New in 2.0.2
******************************************************************************
This is a bug fix release, so don't expect a big new feature list here. Most
of the almost 700 changes made to 2.0.2 since 2.0.0 are fixes for some issues.

Compiler:
  * Lot of small bugs and compatibility fixes
  * Improved SSE support
  * Improved inlining
  * Enhanced variant support
  * Embedded resource support for targets using elf32 executable format
  + Type checking of compile time expressions
  + Mode MacPas: Support for Mac style objects
  + Mode MacPas: Compile time variables can be given on command line

RTL:
  * Lot of small bugs and compatibility fixes
  * Enhanced variant support
  * Embedded resource support for targets using elf32 executable format

FCL:
  * Lot of small bugs and compatibility fixes
  * Improved SqlDB package

Packages:
  * Lot of small bugs and compatibility fixes
  * Improved data base support

IDE:
  * Small bug fixes

Misc:
  * Improved docs
  * Bug fixes for FreeVision

******************************************************************************
                              What's New in 2.0.0
******************************************************************************
Compiler:
  + properties in objects are now allowed
  + use of cmov when at least -Cppentium2 is supplied (i386+ only)
  + .p is a searched source extension in macpas mode now
  * Improved MacPas mode
  * Improved variant support
  * Updated language files
  * Improved warnings regarding uninitialised variables
  * Lot of small bugs and compatibility fixes

RTL:
  * Several widestring and unicode fixes
  * Heavily improved variant support
  * Improved threading support
  * Improved 64 bit compatibility
  * Lot of small bugs and compatibility fixes

FCL:
  * Improved data base support
  * Lot of small bugs and compatibility fixes

Packages:
  + Jedi windows api is part of the packages now
  + Windows specific units of the rtl have been moved to packages/base/winunits
  + XFree header conversions to X package added
  * Endian and 64 bit fixes
  * Lot of small bugs and compatibility fixes

IDE:
  * Small bug fixes

Misc:
  * Improved docs
  * Bug fixes for FreeVision


******************************************************************************
                      What's New in 1.9.8 aka 2.0.0-Rc2
******************************************************************************


Compiler:
  + arm-linux cross compiler for i386-linux
  + SysV style syscalls added for MorphOS
  + Exportable macros for mode MacPas
  + Support procvar declaration in parameters for mode MacPas
  + Give warning if code is never executed in while/if statements
  + Directive {$COPERATORS ON} added, synomym for -Sc
  + Check for uninitialzed from and to values in for-loop statement
  + -Fa<unit> option added to load units in a program before the uses statement
    is parsed
  + -vz for output to stderr
  * Better support for unique types
  * AfterConstruction/BeforeDestruction behaviour is now compatible with Delphi
  * Better support for Widestring
  * Removed {$THREADING ON} directive, threading support is always available
  * Improved code generation on Sparc
  * Lot of small bugs and compatibility fixes
  + On target Mac OS, resource files is supported

RTL:
  + arm Linux support
  * Basic threading support moved to the system unit
  * Operator ** moved to math unit; system.power removed
  * Improved variant support
  * Lot of small bugs and compatibility fixes
  + The unit MacOS (api to Mac OS) for target MacOS

FCL:
  + Support for Interbase/Firebird, PostgreSQL and MySQL 4.0 under windows
  * Database drivers are now dynamically loaded
  * The TSQLQuery is now fully editable using cached updates
  * Lot of small bugs and compatibility fixes

Packages:
  + gtk2 interface units
  * 64 bit compatibility fixes
  * Lot of small bugs and compatibility fixes

IDE:
  + vector unit window
  * x86-64 asssembler debugging support improved
  * Sparc asssembler debugging support improved
  * Some bug fixes

Misc:
  + txt output to fpdoc added
  * some fpdoc bugs fixes
  + demo for macos


******************************************************************************
                      What's New in 1.9.6 aka 2.0.0-Rc1
******************************************************************************

Compiler:
  + x86_64/amd64 (Linux) compiler
  + Sparc (Linux) compiler
  + PowerPC MorphOS support
  + Mac OS (classic) compiler (for MPW)
  + Netware Libc support (-Tnetwlibc)
  + Register variable support (-Or) for all targets
  + MacPas compiler mode (-Mmacpas)
  * Better inlining support
  * For loop variable assignment is not allowed anymore
  * $fpctarget expands to <cpu>-<os> (except for 8.3 limited targets),
    old $target removed
  * Implicit loading of Variants unit
  * Lots of bug fixes

RTL:
  + x86_64/amd64 Linux support
  + Sparc Linux support
  + PowerPC MorphOS support
  + Mac OS (classic) support (except Sysutils and its dependants)
  + Netware Libc support
  + New heap manager that releases memory back to the OS
  + TThread.Synchronize support
  + utf8bidi unit
  + GetHeapStatus added
  + GetProcessID added
  + SysUtils.GetEnvironmentVariableCount and SysUtils.GetEnvironmentString added
  * gpm unit does not need libgpm anymore
  + Further additions for improved Delphi compatibility
  + System.GetProcessID and System.GetThreadID added
  + Dos.GetMsCount added
  + Support for changing console resolution in Video for Win32
  + Support for using high memory (> 512 MB) under OS/2 (where available)
  - Removed MaxAvail, MemAvail, HeapSize due to their unreliability
    (bogus/misleading return values) in multitasking environment with swapping

FCL:
  + RTTIUtils unit added
  + fpcunit test-framework added
  * Lots of dbf and other db fixes

FV:
  * Updated to fvision implementation, first official release

IDE:
  * Lots of improvements and stability fixes
  * Support latest gdb 6.2.x and 6.3.x releases

Docs:
  + Lots of updates
  + Easier to navigate html documentation
  * fpDoc is used to generate all unit documentation

Misc:
  * Makefiles create units in a separate directory units/cpu-os/
  * More cross compilation improvements


******************************************************************************
                      What's New in 1.9.4 aka 2.0.0-Beta3
******************************************************************************

Compiler:
  + ARM (Linux) compiler
  + PowerPC Darwin (Mac OS X) support
  + reintroduce keyword support
  + added prefetch(const mem) support
  + MacPas compile mode
  + -gv to generate an executable that can be run under Valgrind >= 2.1
  * register allocator fixes and tweaks
  * better support for preprocessor $IF expressions
  * better overloaded operator support
  * Win32 DLL export table fixes
  * stabs (debuginfo) generation cleanups
  * enum names in RTTI are now in their original case
  * record alignment fixes
  * lots of bug fixes

RTL:
  + ARM Linux support
  + Powerpc Darwin support
  + Sysutils.RaiseLastOSError added
  + Sysutils.GetLastOSError added
  + Classes.TOwnedCollection added
  + Sysutils.FileIsReadOnly added
  + support of widestring and currency in the typinfo unit
  * Better support for Libc based RTL (FPC_USE_LIBC)
  * 64bit cleanup for future x86_64 port
  * ExecuteProcess fixes
  * Linux use getdents syscall instead of deprecated readdir
  * bug fixes

FCL:
  + SDF DB backend
  + TGA support in fpImage
  + support of widestring and currency type in stream related classes
  * Lot of fixes to fpImage classes

Misc:
  * better cross development support
  * Documentation updates
  * Testsuite updates to store testrun results in a database
  * Testsuite updates for cross platform testing, with remote rsh/ssh support


******************************************************************************
                      What's New in 1.9.2 aka 2.0.0-Beta2
******************************************************************************

Compiler:
  + PowerPC compiler
  + sse/sse2 code generation support
  + "global" property support
  * improved inlining support
  * optimizer enabled again
  * uses register calling conventions by default
  * $fputype directive
  + properties of type single can have default values
  + support of $IF DECLARED()
  + support of DQWORD in inline intel assembler code
  * lots of bug fixes

RTL:
  * more improvements for unix runtime library
  * using FPC_USE_LIBC allows to compile an rtl which uses libc instead of
    syscalls
  + System.Initialize
  + Sysutils.ExecuteProcess
  + System.WideStringManager
  + System.PtrInt and System.PtrUInt
  * ipv6 support
  * lots of bug fixes

FCL:
  + sqlite support
  * bug fixes

Misc:
  * improved docs

******************************************************************************
                      What's New in 1.9.0 aka 2.0.0-Beta1
******************************************************************************

Compiler:
  + dynamic arrays
  + interfaces
  + variants
  + full widestring support
  + default parameters
  + cross name scope overloading
  + support for the PowerPC, Sparc and ARM processor, installation packages
    will follow within the next weeks
  + new and more sophisticated register allocator
  + inlining across units
  + register calling conventions
  + SSE and SSE2 support for inline assembler
  + PIC code generation
  + new language mode: "Mac Pascal"
  + full boolean evaluation is now also available
  + threadvar support, enabled by using {$threading on}
  * support of int64 integer constants
  * improved Delphi compatibility in -Sd mode
  * a lot of bug fixes
  * large parts of the compiler are rewritten to create a more stable,
    portable and maintainable compiler

RTL:
  + multithreading support
  * completely rewritten unix runtime library
  * improved Delphi compatiblity
  * significantly improved speed of exception related code
  * prepared for big endian and 64 Bit CPUs
  * a lot of bug fixes

FCL:
  + tdataset support
  + html generator
  + 64 Bit file handling
  * a lot of bug fixes

Docs:
  * adapted to reflect new language features

IDE:
  * a lot of bug fixes

Misc:
  * improved cross compilation


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Re: Free Pascal 2.6.2 rc1

Reinier Olislagers


On 13-11-2012 6:48, Marco van de Voort wrote:

>
> Hello,
>
> We have placed the first release-candidate of the Free Pascal Compiler
> version 2.6.2 on our ftp-servers.
>
> You can help improve the upcoming 2.6.2 release by downloading and
> testing this release. If you want you can report what you have done here:
> http://wiki.freepascal.org/Testers_2.6.2
>
> Changes that may break backwards compatibility are documented at:
> http://wiki.freepascal.org/User_Changes_2.6.2
>
> Downloads are available at:
>
> the FTP server at
>
> ftp://freepascal.stack.nl/pub/fpc/beta/2.6.2-rc1/
>
> Enjoy!
>
> The Free Pascal Compiler Team
Congratulations!

I noticed the i386-win32/ directory has wince+win64 installers as well
as the i386 ones.
Maybe these could/should be moved to their own directories arm-wince and
x86_64-win64?
Of course, the main thing is that they're there ;)

Thanks,
Reinier


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Re: Free Pascal 2.6.2 rc1

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2012/11/13 Reinier Olislagers <[hidden email]>

I noticed the i386-win32/ directory has wince+win64 installers as well
as the i386 ones.
Maybe these could/should be moved to their own directories arm-wince and
x86_64-win64?
Of course, the main thing is that they're there ;)
 
I think they are win32 to wince or win64 cross compiler, no native compilers, that's why.
 
Vincent

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Re: Free Pascal 2.6.2 rc1

Reinier Olislagers
On 13-11-2012 13:32, Vincent Snijders wrote:

>
>
> 2012/11/13 Reinier Olislagers
> <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>>
>
>
>     I noticed the i386-win32/ directory has wince+win64 installers as well
>     as the i386 ones.
>     Maybe these could/should be moved to their own directories arm-wince and
>     x86_64-win64?
>     Of course, the main thing is that they're there ;)
>
>  
> I think they are win32 to wince or win64 cross compiler, no native
> compilers, that's why.
>  
> Vincent
>
Thanks, Vincent, you're right. The win64 is a cross compiler... and I'm
sure the arm one is one as well ;)

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Re: Free Pascal 2.6.2 rc1

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Re: Free Pascal 2.6.2 rc1

Mark Morgan Lloyd-5
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Marco van de Voort wrote:
> Hello,
>
> We have placed the first release-candidate of the Free Pascal Compiler
> version 2.6.2 on our ftp-servers.
>
> You can help improve the upcoming 2.6.2 release by downloading and
> testing this release. If you want you can report what you have done here:
> http://wiki.freepascal.org/Testers_2.6.2

I don't like raising my head above the parapet on this one, but running
on Linux x86 (32-bit):

If Lazarus trunk is built with 2.6.0 the bug described at
http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=22463 does not occur.

If Lazarus trunk is built with 2.6.2 rc1 the bug is reproducible.

The SQL in the attachment can be simplified to the six lines given in
one of the notes. LacaK2 appears to have demonstrated that the error
does not occur if the SQL is forced in as part of the program rather
than from the Lazarus IDE, but this bug still appears to be something to
do with the compiler version.

The error can be seen simply by reading the project into the Lazarus
IDE, it's not necessary to compile/run. I've not managed to get anywhere
tracking this down myself.

--
Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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Re: Free Pascal 2.6.2 rc1

LacaK
Mark Morgan Lloyd  wrote / napísal(a):

> Marco van de Voort wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> We have placed the first release-candidate of the Free Pascal Compiler
>> version 2.6.2 on our ftp-servers.
>>
>> You can help improve the upcoming 2.6.2 release by downloading and
>> testing this release. If you want you can report what you have done
>> here:
>> http://wiki.freepascal.org/Testers_2.6.2
>
> I don't like raising my head above the parapet on this one, but
> running on Linux x86 (32-bit):
>
> If Lazarus trunk is built with 2.6.0 the bug described at
> http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=22463 does not occur.
>
> If Lazarus trunk is built with 2.6.2 rc1 the bug is reproducible.
Is somewhere downloadabe Lazarus snapshot, which can I download as is
and test it in it ?
-Laco.

>
> The SQL in the attachment can be simplified to the six lines given in
> one of the notes. LacaK2 appears to have demonstrated that the error
> does not occur if the SQL is forced in as part of the program rather
> than from the Lazarus IDE, but this bug still appears to be something
> to do with the compiler version.
>
> The error can be seen simply by reading the project into the Lazarus
> IDE, it's not necessary to compile/run. I've not managed to get
> anywhere tracking this down myself.
>

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Mark Morgan Lloyd-5
LacaK wrote:
> Mark Morgan Lloyd  wrote / napísal(a):

>> running on Linux x86 (32-bit):
>>
>> If Lazarus trunk is built with 2.6.0 the bug described at
>> http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=22463 does not occur.
>>
>> If Lazarus trunk is built with 2.6.2 rc1 the bug is reproducible.
> Is somewhere downloadabe Lazarus snapshot, which can I download as is
> and test it in it ?

I don't know, I built from svn (and you'd need two versions: one built
with 2.6.0 and the other with 2.6.2). It's only comparatively recently
that Lazarus trunk can reliably be built with compiler versions that
demonstrate it.

--
Mark Morgan Lloyd
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Re: Free Pascal 2.6.2 rc1

LacaK
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Mark Morgan Lloyd  wrote / napísal(a):
Marco van de Voort wrote:
Hello,

We have placed the first release-candidate of the Free Pascal Compiler
version 2.6.2 on our ftp-servers.

You can help improve the upcoming 2.6.2 release by downloading and
testing this release. If you want you can report what you have done here:
http://wiki.freepascal.org/Testers_2.6.2

I don't like raising my head above the parapet on this one, but running on Linux x86 (32-bit):

If Lazarus trunk is built with 2.6.0 the bug described at http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=22463 does not occur.

If Lazarus trunk is built with 2.6.2 rc1 the bug is reproducible.

Is it reproducible also when you compile Lazarus trunk with FPC trunk ?
L.

The SQL in the attachment can be simplified to the six lines given in one of the notes. LacaK2 appears to have demonstrated that the error does not occur if the SQL is forced in as part of the program rather than from the Lazarus IDE, but this bug still appears to be something to do with the compiler version.

The error can be seen simply by reading the project into the Lazarus IDE, it's not necessary to compile/run. I've not managed to get anywhere tracking this down myself.



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Re: Free Pascal 2.6.2 rc1

Bart-48
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On 11/13/12, Marco van de Voort <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> We have placed the first release-candidate of the Free Pascal Compiler
> version 2.6.2 on our ftp-servers.

The installer (fpc-2.6.2rc1.i386-win32.exe) will not run under Win9x.
Is it possible to build an installer with (I guess) a previous version
of Inno that still supports Win9x (as was done for Lazarus 1.0)?

Bart
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RE: Free Pascal 2.6.2 rc1

Pierre Muller
  I have uploaded a fpc-2.6.2rc1.i386-win95.exe
,in the same directory beta/2.6.2-rc1/i386-win32,
that was generated using -dSUPPORT_WIN95 option
and "inno setup 5".
  I tried to install it on a Windows 95 VMware virtual machine.
The program started to install correctly, but
I ended up getting a vfat vxd crash...
No idea if it is related to the program itself,
to the fact that I copied the virtual machine to another hardware
or to the fact that I had to use an older vmplayer on the other hardware...

Could you try it out and report?

Thanks in advance,

Pierre Muller

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : [hidden email] [mailto:fpc-pascal-
> [hidden email]] De la part de Bart
> Envoyé : lundi 26 novembre 2012 18:10
> À : FPC-Pascal users discussions
> Objet : Re: [fpc-pascal] Free Pascal 2.6.2 rc1
>
> On 11/13/12, Marco van de Voort <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > We have placed the first release-candidate of the Free Pascal Compiler
> > version 2.6.2 on our ftp-servers.
>
> The installer (fpc-2.6.2rc1.i386-win32.exe) will not run under Win9x.
> Is it possible to build an installer with (I guess) a previous version
> of Inno that still supports Win9x (as was done for Lazarus 1.0)?
>
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Re: Free Pascal 2.6.2 rc1

Bart-48
On 11/27/12, Pierre Free Pascal <[hidden email]> wrote:

>   I have uploaded a fpc-2.6.2rc1.i386-win95.exe
> ,in the same directory beta/2.6.2-rc1/i386-win32,
> that was generated using -dSUPPORT_WIN95 option
> and "inno setup 5".

You mean fpc has win95 support?
I thought only win98/winme were still supported?

I installed rc1 (as is) on win7, thenjust copied the entire stuff to
my WinMe machine, adjusted some paths, and the thing (the compiler)
seems to run OK.
(Just try that with any other complex software...)
I manged to rebuild Lazarus, so I guess the compiler is OK.

So, to make a long story short, I just need the installer to be Win9x
compatible, the current rc1 does not need any special build as far as
I am concerned.

(Perhaps I misunderstood " that was generated using -dSUPPORT_WIN95",
if so please ignore my comments above)

>   I tried to install it on a Windows 95 VMware virtual machine.
> The program started to install correctly, but
> I ended up getting a vfat vxd crash...
> No idea if it is related to the program itself,
> to the fact that I copied the virtual machine to another hardware
> or to the fact that I had to use an older vmplayer on the other hardware...
>
> Could you try it out and report?

I will try on my native WinMe machine.

Thanks for taking the trouble!

Bart
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Re: Free Pascal 2.6.2 rc1

Bart-48
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On 11/27/12, Pierre Free Pascal <[hidden email]> wrote:

>   I have uploaded a fpc-2.6.2rc1.i386-win95.exe
> ,in the same directory beta/2.6.2-rc1/i386-win32,

Sorry to say, but I cannot find that file on
ftp://freepascal.stack.nl/pub/fpc/beta/2.6.2-rc1/i386-win32/

It only lists:
fpc-2.6.2rc1.arm-wince.exe   13273 KB   29-10-2012   18:25:00
fpc-2.6.2rc1.i386-win32.exe 40049 KB 29-10-2012 18:21:00
fpc-2.6.2rc1.x86_64-win64.exe 22271 KB 29-10-2012 19:09:00

Tested on 2012-11-28 0:10 CET

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Re: Free Pascal 2.6.2 rc1

wkitty42
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On 11/27/2012 17:48, Bart wrote:
> So, to make a long story short, I just need the installer to be Win9x
> compatible, the current rc1 does not need any special build as far as
> I am concerned.

FWIW: the installers have been, in recent times, the problem with many software
packages... for instance, adobe flash on w2k... the installer won't run because
of a missing dll export... this particular export has to do with loading from a
certain path...

there are two ways around the problem... one can patch (actually hex edit) the
installer executable to call the old routine (which is parameter compatible and
fits in the same name string space) OR one can install a replacement "forwarder"
kernel which provides the new calls and passes the existing ones on back to the
original kernel...

in either case, adobe flash still runs just fine on w2k without and
modifications or "forwarding" kernel in place... in fact, the only place that
the "forwarding" kernel is needed is in the special directory that you perform
the install from... other than that, the rest of the OS doesn't have a clue
about it...

so i say "BOOOOOO!" to the installer groups that are forcing "designed"
obsolesce where it is not necessary...
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Re: Free Pascal 2.6.2 rc1

Vincent Snijders-3
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2012/11/28 Bart <[hidden email]>
On 11/27/12, Pierre Free Pascal <[hidden email]> wrote:

>   I have uploaded a fpc-2.6.2rc1.i386-win95.exe
> ,in the same directory beta/2.6.2-rc1/i386-win32,

Sorry to say, but I cannot find that file on
ftp://freepascal.stack.nl/pub/fpc/beta/2.6.2-rc1/i386-win32/

It only lists:
fpc-2.6.2rc1.arm-wince.exe      13273 KB        29-10-2012      18:25:00
fpc-2.6.2rc1.i386-win32.exe     40049 KB        29-10-2012      18:21:00
fpc-2.6.2rc1.x86_64-win64.exe   22271 KB        29-10-2012      19:09:00

Tested on 2012-11-28 0:10 CET

And during the night mirrors have sync-ed.

It was probably uploaded to ftp.freepascal.org.

Vincent

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RE: Free Pascal 2.6.2 rc1

Pierre Muller

  It was indeed, and is now also on freppascal.stacl.nl.

  I installed the fpc-2.6.2rc1.i386-win95.exe

successfully on a virtual windows 95 box.

  The only problem is the IDE which doesn’t work

because I used a wrong libgdb version that uses CancelIo win32 API function which

is not available on Windows 95.

 

Pierre

 

 

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Envoyé : mercredi 28 novembre 2012 07:38
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Objet : Re: [fpc-pascal] Free Pascal 2.6.2 rc1

 

 

2012/11/28 Bart <[hidden email]>

On 11/27/12, Pierre Free Pascal <[hidden email]> wrote:

>   I have uploaded a fpc-2.6.2rc1.i386-win95.exe
> ,in the same directory beta/2.6.2-rc1/i386-win32,

Sorry to say, but I cannot find that file on
ftp://freepascal.stack.nl/pub/fpc/beta/2.6.2-rc1/i386-win32/

It only lists:
fpc-2.6.2rc1.arm-wince.exe      13273 KB        29-10-2012      18:25:00
fpc-2.6.2rc1.i386-win32.exe     40049 KB        29-10-2012      18:21:00
fpc-2.6.2rc1.x86_64-win64.exe   22271 KB        29-10-2012      19:09:00

Tested on 2012-11-28 0:10 CET


And during the night mirrors have sync-ed.

It was probably uploaded to ftp.freepascal.org.

Vincent


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Re: Free Pascal 2.6.2 rc1

Marco van de Voort
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In our previous episode, Bart said:
> >   I have uploaded a fpc-2.6.2rc1.i386-win95.exe
> > ,in the same directory beta/2.6.2-rc1/i386-win32,
> > that was generated using -dSUPPORT_WIN95 option
> > and "inno setup 5".
>
> You mean fpc has win95 support?
> I thought only win98/winme were still supported?

Afaik win9x is still formally not supported in the 2.6.x series, but after
the discussion in the 2.6.0 RC trajectory, some members did some fixes, and
introduced the SUPPORT_* directive to have some parts that are NT only win9x
again. But that doesn't make it supported again.

> I installed rc1 (as is) on win7, thenjust copied the entire stuff to
> my WinMe machine, adjusted some paths, and the thing (the compiler)
> seems to run OK.

Probably the differences are in the unicode manager.
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Re: Free Pascal 2.6.2 rc1

Bart-48
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On 11/28/12, Pierre Free Pascal <[hidden email]> wrote:

>   It was indeed, and is now also on freppascal.stacl.nl.

I will retry on my WinME semi-geriatric box.

>   I installed the fpc-2.6.2rc1.i386-win95.exe
> successfully on a virtual windows 95 box.
>   The only problem is the IDE which doesn’t work

The fp ide has issues on win9x, which, so I was told long time ago.
Quote from Florian in the bugtracker (isue #0009437): "The Win9x
family console has too much flaws to be considered as a supported
platform for the Win32 IDE. "

Bart
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Re: Free Pascal 2.6.2 rc1

Bart-48
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On 11/28/12, Pierre Free Pascal <[hidden email]> wrote:

>   It was indeed, and is now also on freppascal.stacl.nl.

I successfully installed the win95 version and managed to rebuild
Lazarus with it, so I guess it's OK.

Bart
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