[fpc-pascal] when will Free Pascal have a stable release of 2.7.2?

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Wed Dec 11 11:14:44 CET 2013

Sven Barth wrote:
> Am 11.12.2013 10:05, schrieb Mark Morgan Lloyd:
>> Bart wrote:
>>> 2.7 branch will never be a stable release.
>>> Eventually we'll get a 2.8 release.
>> I think that needs to be made to sound more deliberate, for Dennis's 
>> benefit. Please could any of the core team jump on me if some detail's 
>> wrong, but:
> You are nearly correct excep:
>> There are some things in trunk which will go into 2.8, others will 
>> remain in trunk when it becomes 2.9, others will be removed or left 
>> optional for experimentation.
> 2.7.1 will become 2.8 sooner or later (*) and what's in trunk at that 
> time will also be in 2.8.0 (and normally we don't deliberately remove 
> things... ^^ ).
> * To be more precise: 2.8 will be branched from 2.7.1 and 2.7.1 will 
> then become 2.9.1.

But you do reserve the right to spring surprises on people who use 
odd-numbered releases incautiously.

I've certainly been confused at times. I forget the detail, but IIRC it 
was something like an ARM fpu variant which was more robust in 2.5.1 
despite 2.6.0 having been released... that example might be inaccurate 
but I'm just trying to emphasise as part of the FAQ that there are 
pitfalls for somebody who tries to use odd-numbered releases "just 
because they're the most recent".

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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