[fpc-pascal] FPC releases for Win64 - 2.6.2 & 2.6.4 versus 3.0.0

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Fri Apr 8 10:12:24 CEST 2016

Graeme Geldenhuys wrote on Thu, 07 Apr 2016:

> I wanted to upgrade my VM to FPC 3.0.0, but I don't seem to find an
> official Win64 release like prior versions. All I can find as a what I
> assume is a 32-bit cross-complier to win64:
>    fpc-3.0.0.i386-win32.cross.x86_64-win64.exe
> Why did FPC stop making official native win64 compilers?  Or is this
> just a naming convension change?

It's a naming change: the previous Win64 releases were also  
cross-compilers. There is no advantage I'm a aware of to having a  
"native" Win64 release compiler, and there are disadvantages such as  
the inability to compile for any other x86-64 target (because the x87  
fpu is deprecated for 64 bit on Windows).


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