[fpc-devel] FPC 2.0.4 is out!

Daniël Mantione daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Tue Aug 29 23:23:37 CEST 2006

Op Tue, 29 Aug 2006, schreef peter green:

> > For the recursive build-dep. This is a onetime issue. 
>  This is making the rather uncertain assumption that each version can be 
> built with the last (not true with all 1.9.x versions though maybe more 
> effort is being made post 2.0.0).

It is guaranteed that a release can be built with the last stable release, 
which, in the case of 1.9.x was 1.0.10. I remember 1.0.6 worked as well.

With 1.9.x, allowing old 1.9.x to compile new 1.9.x would have required a 
lot of ifdefs at that time (we were changing calling conventions). There
were already a lot of ifdefs for 1.0 compatibility and we weren't happy 
to add another set. It was decided that stick to the "last stable 
release" policy and therefore support 1.0 as bootstrap only.

In general, if it is no problem, we avoid breakage. At this time 2.0.0 can 
still compile all releases and branches.


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