[fpc-pascal] Freepascal 2.2.4rc1 released

Joost van der Sluis joost at cnoc.nl
Mon Jan 26 11:21:59 CET 2009

We have placed the first release-candidate of the Free Pascal Compiler
version 2.2.4 on our ftp-servers.

You can help improve the upcoming 2.2.4 release by downloading and
testing this release. If you want you can report what you have done here:

With this release we also want to test our new packaging-system. After
installing the package manager (fppkg) can be called from the
command-line. For now only the 'lnet' package is available for
installation through the package system. When all goes well it could be
that more packages will be added.

For more information about fppkg:

Changes that may break backwards compatibility are documented at:

Downloads are available at:


The Free Pascal Compiler Team

                            Free Pascal Compiler

                                Version 2.2.4rc1

                              What's New in 2.2.4rc1

Free Pascal 2.2.4rc1 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,
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
bugs which have been fixed in this release.

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