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The Next Release

Tony Whyman
What's the timetable for the next release? Can we assume that all of
"trunk" will be in it or will it be more nuanced?

Tony Whyman

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Re: The Next Release

Sven Barth-2

Am 11.10.2016 19:57 schrieb "Tony Whyman" <[hidden email]>:
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> What's the timetable for the next release? Can we assume that all of "trunk" will be in it or will it be more nuanced?

The next release will be 3.0.2 (soonish) which will contain quite some fixes compared to 3.0.0, but definitely not everything and most importantly no new compiler and/or language features. That's for the next major release (3.2.0) for which we currently have no timetable (but as a very rough estimate one can say that it's around two years between major releases).

Regards,
Sven


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Re: The Next Release

Marco van de Voort
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In our previous episode, Tony Whyman said:
> What's the timetable for the next release?

Should be out 2 months ago. Problems with documentation tool are delaying.

> Can we assume that all of
> "trunk" will be in it or will it be more nuanced?

It is a fixes to 3.0 only, no new language features, and only non intrusive
fixes, specially on the compiler side.

The RTL and packages are a bit more state of the art, and a lot has been
merged up to about july. (when the RC1 was packaged, though it is still not
out).

Due to the extreme long span between rc1 and final release probably a small
round of merging of critical stuff will still be done (or rc1 will be
skipped, some merging done, and then directly RC2).
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Re: The Next Release

codz
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slow development but it is the best compiler ever ;)
i hope i can see fpc 4.0 befor dying  :D


2016-10-11 21:59 UTC+02:00, Sven Barth <[hidden email]>:

> Am 11.10.2016 19:57 schrieb "Tony Whyman" <[hidden email]>:
>>
>> What's the timetable for the next release? Can we assume that all of
> "trunk" will be in it or will it be more nuanced?
>
> The next release will be 3.0.2 (soonish) which will contain quite some
> fixes compared to 3.0.0, but definitely not everything and most importantly
> no new compiler and/or language features. That's for the next major release
> (3.2.0) for which we currently have no timetable (but as a very rough
> estimate one can say that it's around two years between major releases).
>
> Regards,
> Sven
>
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Re: The Next Release

Graeme Geldenhuys-6
On 2016-10-12 20:27, code dz wrote:
> i hope i can see fpc 4.0 befor dying

Well, you have the source code. Simply change the version number
constant and rebuild it. ;-)


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  Graeme

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Re: The Next Release

Bart-48
On 10/13/16, Graeme Geldenhuys <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Well, you have the source code. Simply change the version number
> constant and rebuild it. ;-)

The danger in that is that he might get so excited by the prospect of
seeing a 4.0 version of fpc, that he may die of cardiac arrest in the
process.

Bart
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Re: The Next Release

Graeme Geldenhuys-6
On 2016-10-13 09:58, Bart wrote:
> The danger in that is that he might get so excited by the prospect of
> seeing a 4.0 version of fpc, that he may die of cardiac arrest in the
> process.

Thankfully FPC comes with the following disclaimer.  :-p


    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


Regards,
  Graeme

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Re: The Next Release

Tony Whyman
Of course, fpc might skip version 4 altogether. There is precedent.
Winamp skipped version 4 with some lame excuse about not wanting to
market  "Winamp 4" skins ;-)


On 13/10/16 10:56, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> On 2016-10-13 09:58, Bart wrote:
>> The danger in that is that he might get so excited by the prospect of
>> seeing a 4.0 version of fpc, that he may die of cardiac arrest in the
>> process.
> Thankfully FPC comes with the following disclaimer.  :-p
>
> “
>      This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
>      but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
>      MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
> ”
>
> Regards,
>    Graeme
>
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Re: The Next Release

codz
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due to the fact that there is no fixed time between major releases ,
one can wait maybe 10 years to see a next major release , just like
gcc4 (2004-2014) , in the other hand gcc5 lives only 1 year .
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