[fpc-devel] FP 2.4 questions

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Wed Dec 26 23:27:00 CET 2007

Fabio Dell'Aria schrieb:
> Ok,but if time is the only problem then why do not simple add the
> feature in the official and definitive 2.4 roadmap and try to add it
> in the next 6/12/24 months?

It increases maintainance time for all future releases and the current
team can't spend more time in release building and maintainance.

> Is also possible add it as undocumented feature (as generics in 2.2)
> in the next 2.4 version and finish its implementation and testing in
> the 2.6 version.
> 2007/12/26, Florian Klaempfl <florian at freepascal.org>:
>> Fabio Dell'Aria schrieb:
>>> Why is not possible add the package support as is on Delphi (using
>>> Rtl.bpl, Vcl.bpl ...)?
>> Time?
>>> Only if my project is compiled with packajes I must use all base
>>> packages, otherwise I can continue to compile my project as today just
>>> do Freepascal.
>>> 2007/12/26, Luiz Americo Pereira Camara <pascalive at bol.com.br>:
>>>> Daniƫl Mantione wrote:
>>>>>> Did i miss something, technically? Is necessary to compile with rtl
>>>>>> packages to distribute custom packages?
>>>>> Yes. Well, unless you want the RTL statically linked into each
>>>>> package, which will not work in a compatible way due the one
>>>>> heap/multiple heaps issues.
>>>>> There is a solution though: Distribute the rtl in source code form and
>>>>> compile it on installation. This could also be an advantage for
>>>>> setting up cross compilation environments. But don't get excited yet:
>>>>> We may or may not move to such a system in the future.
>>>> Thanks for the info. With this picture, i'm in favor of staying like is
>>>> today. No packages.
>>>> Luiz
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