[fpc-pascal] FPC 2.6.2 released!

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Sun Feb 24 13:35:12 CET 2013


Finally, FPC 2.6.2 has landed. FPC 2.6.2 is an update to 2.6.0 that
contains most library progress in 2012 and some crucial
compiler fixes, as well as a few new targets.

Building is still in progress and some formats (deb,rpm) and targets might
not be available yet. 

Changes that may break backwards compatibility are documented at:

For Downloads, please use the FTP server at


and sourceforge 


as much possible.


The Free Pascal Compiler Team

                            Free Pascal Compiler

                                Version 2.6.2

                              What's New in 2.6.2

Free Pascal 2.6.2 is a point release from the 2.6.0 fixes branch.

Please also see http://wiki.freepascal.org/User_Changes_2.6.2 for a list
of changes that may affect the behaviour of previously working code, and
how to cope with these changes.

Some highlights are:

  * Improvements and fixes for the ARM architecture

  * New package fpindexer (indexing engine)
  * Support for observer pattern added to fcl-base (and base classes in RTL)
  * Lots and lots fixes and improvements for fcl-db
        * Support for JSON dataset added among others
  * Fixes and improvements for fcl-passrc (and fpdoc)
  * Updates for PTCPas and gtk2
  * fpmkunit improvements (better support for future switch to fpmake)
  * Several fixes for x11
  * Several fixes for winunits (and winceunits)

  * Improvements to the NativeNT target (newly introduced as alpha in 2.6.0)
  * Many fixes for OpenBSD and NetBSD (considered in beta state now)
  * Internal ELF writer supported for more BSD targets
  * Fixes and improvements for gba and nds

See http://bugs.freepascal.org/changelog_page.php for the list of reported
bugs which have been fixed in this release.

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