[fpc-pascal] FPC 3.0.0-rc1 release

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Sun Aug 30 14:22:58 CEST 2015

On 30/08/15 14:11, John Lee wrote:
> Not clear about rpi compilers for rc1. My testing on rpi 2 of Martin's
> 3.0.0 of 18th Aug (similar to rc1?) suggests that compilation works ok,
> but linking doesn't. 

Maybe you don't have the correct extra packages installed.

> So does this mean that 3.0.0 doesn't have a working fpc for rpi 2? 
> What about rpi 1?
> I have both rpi 1 and 2 available, so let me know if I can help with
> more testing. What's plan? 
> btw, dont think the rc1 release notes make status clear. 

FPC 3.0rc1 supports the armhf eabi, which is used by (most?) Linux
distributions on the Raspberry Pi 1 and 2. We don't advertise that we
support a particular model of a particular board with a particular Linux
distribution and if so, under which conditions (which packages might be
needed). That is up to the maintainers of those Linux distributions, and
something we have no expertise about nor any control over.

It is impossible to develop for Linux/ARM without familiarity with Linux
and ARM development in general, especially if you want to use
tools/packages that have not been built by the maintainers of your Linux
distribution. This is regardless of which compiler/language you use.


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