[fpc-devel] 2.0.4-rc3 available

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Mon Aug 14 17:44:47 CEST 2006

> I realize that OS/2 and OpenVMS are fringe operating systems so I
> expect to have to do some development of both fpc & Lazarus there
> myself, the question is really how much work i.e. time is required.
> To help me, I would like to know for instance how to bootstrap fpc
> on a new platform. What is the original compiler? Any form of
> Pascal compiler, gcc or whatever.
> How dependent on fpc is Lazarus?

OpenVMS runs on Alpha or Itaniums and we don't have a code generator for

Also OpenVMS is very strange wrt file and disk handling. That makes a port
not easy.

To bootstrap FPC you need FPC :-) And you need GNU (cross)binutils for the
target platform (or code an internal assembler and linker).

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