[fpc-devel] First reactions on dos rc1

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Thu Jun 19 11:20:04 CEST 2008

On the bttr forum, one of the people that helped on the dos release (Laaca)
posted his initial conclusions. Note that the IDE is without debug support

I downloaded and briefly tested FPC 2.2.2 rc1 and the impresions are
generaly positive.

+there are my fixes about mouse cursor included (although some minor
problems with alternative VESA capable video driver used in IDE remain)
+now can properly compile even without DOSLFN installed. (prior versions
reported "Can not find unit system)
+compiles all sources I tested without any problems
+compilation seems to be somewhat faster than in 2.2.0a

-no debugger support in distributed IDE. (however you can get it by
recompilation the IDE sources)
-generated EXEs are much bigger than in 2.2.0a without obvious reason
(-) not a bugs but missing features:
color selecting dialog still not available
topic help in IDE by pressing CTRL-RMouse still opens only help index but
not the topic like Turbo pascal does.

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