[fpc-pascal](no subject)

Jonas Maebe jonas at zeus.rug.ac.be
Mon Jan 22 09:32:34 CET 2001

On Sun, 21 Jan 2001, Carlo Kok wrote:

> I've installed an older version and it works. But why isn't the IDE updated?

Because nobody has time to continuously merge all changes from the fixes
branch IDE in the main brnach IDE. And recently, the unit that allows
programs to interface with the compiler (to get e.g. the number of lines
that's already compiled etc.) has been changed from TP-style objects to
classes, which means the IDE from the fixes branch can't be used anymore
with the compiler from the main branch until it's updated.

Since the IDE is still in heavy development (just look at the bug reports
on the website, at least 75% is about the IDE), it's more productive
currently to focus on fixing bugs in one branch, than fix/merge every
time (since after merging, you have to test again).


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