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

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 11 12:51:22 CET 2013

Am 11.12.2013 11:14, schrieb Mark Morgan Lloyd:
> 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".
I don't remember the FPU part right now, but it might have been shortly 
after the branch of 2.6.0 and before the renaming of trunk from 2.5.1 to 


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