[fpc-pascal] The Next Release

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Tue Oct 11 23:06:49 CEST 2016

In our previous episode, Tony Whyman said:
> What's the timetable for the next release? 

Should be out 2 months ago. Problems with documentation tool are delaying.

> Can we assume that all of 
> "trunk" will be in it or will it be more nuanced?

It is a fixes to 3.0 only, no new language features, and only non intrusive
fixes, specially on the compiler side.

The RTL and packages are a bit more state of the art, and a lot has been
merged up to about july. (when the RC1 was packaged, though it is still not

Due to the extreme long span between rc1 and final release probably a small
round of merging of critical stuff will still be done (or rc1 will be
skipped, some merging done, and then directly RC2).

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