[fpc-announce]Free Pascal compiler version 1.0.2 is officially out !

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Thu Oct 12 18:02:00 CEST 2000


It is with great pleasure that the Free Pascal Development Team announces

    Version 1.0.2

of the Free Pascal compiler has been officially released.

Most important fixes since the previous (1.00) release:

- Smartlinking for win32 fixed
- Smartlinking speedup
- Memory requirements reduced
- Lot of IDE fixes
- Can't select wrong assembler output for targets
- overload directive support

The Free Pascal Compiler features:

- A Turbo Pascal and Delphi compatible compiler for the Intel processor
   family,  with some extensions to the Pascal and Object Pascal dialects,
   such as operator overloading.
- Full debugger support with GNU GDB.
- An OS independent Run-Time Library, equivalent to the Turbo Pascal
   and Delphi Run-Time Libraries, not dependent on external libraries.
- An API allowing for OS-Independent screen, keyboard and mouse
- Many units, interfacing to various API's: gtk, xforms, zlib, ncurses,
   sockets, X, mysql, postgresql, Interbase, paszlib, opengl, libgdb.
- A Free Component Library, containing many base classes from the
   Delphi VCL.
- An IDE resembling Turbo Pascal's IDE (currently Beta quality) with
   full GDB debugger support.
- More than 800 pages of documentation in Adobe PDF format, featuring
   + User's guide
   + Programmer's guide
   + Reference guide
   + reference guide for all units in the Run-Time Library
   + More than 440 complete example programs.
   (Other formats include plain text, HTML and PostScript)
- Full sources to compiler, RTL, docs, packages.

More information can be found on:


Installations are available for the following platforms:

Dos       - Using the go32 extender
Windows   - Native Windows binary
Linux     - RPM, .deb and .tar.gz packages are available.
OS/2      - Using the EMX extender.
Amiga     - Based on version 0.99.5

Select your nearest download location from:


(Beware, not all mirrors may be up-to date yet...)

or you can go directly to the FTP site:

Dos       - ftp://ftp.freepascal.org/pub/fpc/dist/Dos
Win32     - ftp://ftp.freepascal.org/pub/fpc/dist/Win32
Linux     - ftp://ftp.freepascal.org/pub/fpc/dist/Linux
OS/2      - ftp://ftp.freepascal.org/pub/fpc/dist/Os2
Amiga     - ftp://ftp.freepascal.org/pub/fpc/dist/Amiga

Installation instructions can be found on the web-page.

If you experience any problems with the installation, please let
us know, so we can correct them as soon as possible.

Enjoy !

speaking for the whole Free Pascal Development Team

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