[fpc-devel] Unicode support - for the 20th time... ;-)

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Fri Nov 21 11:21:06 CET 2008

In our previous episode, Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho said:
> > When Marco said "yet another 2.2 fixes branch release", he meant 2.2.6.
> Ah, ok ... =)
> So my commend would then be changed to:
> Unicode is what is most discussed and needed at the moment. What is
> the point in making a major release without any major change? For me
> it doesn~t matter if it will take time.

Both branches are divergating, and merging gets more difficult. Also all
changes (like a lot of alignment stuff for ARM) would be held up.

Note that I'm happy with either way. I just want a regular release schedule
no matter what course (early 2.4 or late 2.4) is taken, and paint the
consequences of declaring the uncodestuff.

I want to avoid self-delusion of painting optimistic timeschedules and
saying "this time a major release preparation won't take as long as last

It is late november now, and 2.4 preparation hasn't started, so I have
doubts we'll see 2.4 before summer, even _IF_ we don't wait for more unicode
functionality (ansistring_with_UTF8, TEncoding)

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