[fpc-devel] Free Pascal version 2.2.4 released

Joost van der Sluis joost at cnoc.nl
Sun Apr 12 18:19:45 CEST 2009


The Free Pascal team is pleased to announce that version 2.2.4 has been
released and is available for download for all major platforms:
(in alphabetical order)

  Dos, FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, OS/2, Windows, Windows CE

for different CPU types and both in 32 and 64 bit versions where

Version 2.2.4 is the new stable version. It contains mostly bugfixes,
and selected backported features. No major new features are introduced.

You can download your copy from the usual location:


Changes that may break backwards compatibility are documented at:


We also use this release to test our new packaging system. More
information about this test can be found here: 

If you download from a mirror, you may have to wait a couple of days
for the mirror to pick up the new version.


The Free Pascal team.

                            Free Pascal Compiler

                                Version 2.2.4

                              What's New in 2.2.4

Free Pascal 2.2.4 contains many bug fixes and some new features. The 
main purpose of this release is to fix problems reported with FPC 2.2.2.

Please also see http://wiki.freepascal.org/User_Changes_2.2.4 for a list
of changes which may affect the behaviour of previously working code,
and how to cope with these changes.

Some highlights are:

  * Experimental packages-installation tool

  * Added support for TIFF reading/writing in fcl-image
  * Improvements and fixes in CHM support
  * Fixed linking the gtk2-package with gtk versions above 2.13.4

  * Added support for CHM help files


See http://bugs.freepascal.org/changelog_page.php for the list of
reported bugs which have been fixed in this release.

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