[fpc-pascal] Free Pascal 2.4.0 released

Joost van der Sluis joost at cnoc.nl
Sat Jan 2 12:19:26 CET 2010

On Sat, 2010-01-02 at 13:00 +0200, Juha Manninen wrote:
> On lauantai, 2. tammikuuta 2010 04:53:16 Doug Chamberlin wrote:

> Things are easy if there is a distro package for FPC. I am sure the main 
> distros will have a package for fpc 2.4.0 in few days.

Problem with that is that for distro's which also include programs
written in fpc, it is not really possible to update the compiler between
two distro releases. Because it'll mean that those related programs can
behave differently if they are rebuild for some minor update or

Imagine that the gcc-version in a distro will be updated in a update.
It'll affect (almost) all packages. This can't be done...

But most distro's have a 'testing' or development branch. You can try

> Otherwise, installation should be documented. I never installed from a tar 
> pack but I did install the latest development version from SVN. It was easy to 
> install by running "make all" and "make install". But, it was not documented! 
> I made a guess and started "make all" and then asked from this list if I am 
> doing the right thing. The answer was: Yes.
> Why can't there be a README.TXT file at SVN root directory saying it?

For this release, there are also deb anr rpm files, offcourse.


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