[fpc-devel] FPC 1.9.6 (a.k.a. 2.0.0-RC1) is out

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Wed Jan 12 15:40:11 CET 2005

> On Sun, 2 Jan 2005 DSTRODT at aol.com wrote:
>> In a message dated 1/2/2005 12:31:43 P.M. Central Standard Time,
>> _Michael.VanCanneyt at Wisa.be_ (mailto:Michael.VanCanneyt at Wisa.be)
>> writes:
>> The Free  Pascal Team is pleased to announce that FPC version 1.9.6
>> (or 2.0.0-RC1) is  available and ready for download.
>> Thanks, Michael.
>> Downloaded it this morning and it seems to be working nicely. Do have a
>> couple issues a couple questions and a monster KUDO. Will do the issues
>> first:
>> 1) The Win32 installer does not install the utils folder. It's in the
>> download, but doesn't get installed. Easily corrected by just unzipping
>> it  manually.
> Known and fixed for next release.
>> 2) There is no demo folder, and hence, can't do the simple check with
>> hello.pp that is referenced in the README
> Known and fixed for next release.
>> 3) The source directories on the download sites are still empty. Are
>> they
>> still coming or am I looking in the wrong place,
>> which leads to my first question:
> I think you are looking in the wrong place?
>> 1) I have been keeping up-to-date at the source level with CVS updates
>> every
>> couple days. Can I just keep building on my current source tree with CVS
>> updates or do I need to do a complete new CVS checkout (please say yes,
>> my
>> network connection stinks!!)
> You can continue to use CVS.
>> 2) It's really nice to have debugger (gdb) support in the IDE again. I
>> get
>> it every time I load a new binary and lose it again every time I install
>> a
>> snapshot compiling the sources. What the heck do I have to do to keep
>> getting
>> the IDE and GDB connected under Windows. I've downloaded every
>> concievable
>> flavor of GDB I can find (the GNU .gz version, Cygwin, MingW) I'm  sure
>> I've got
>> every thing I need to keep it working but I'll be darned if I can
>> figure out
>> what I need to do/configure to make it all work together.
> This is something for Peter Vreman or Florian Klaempfl. I use Linux, and
> have never
> been able to build an IDE with debugger support myself.

and unzip in the fpc dir and rebuild everything.

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