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FPC 2.6.4 released! (Announce)

posted by marcov(R), 17.03.2014, 09:54

> > No Dos specific details known atm (except that there is a dos released).
> Better than nothing, so thanks (to whomever, presumably you and Tomas
> Hajny).

I think Pierre, Tomas, me. In that order. Tomas and I keep tabs on what happens with dos somewhat, Tomas a bit more since sfn issues etc are shared with OS/2 that he maintainers.

Pierre does the bulk of the work.

> > Hopefully the next release we have two DOS targets :-)
> Dunno, haven't looked at snapshots since our fpctris kludge last September.
> A quick glance (but no testing) only shows a Win32 ppcross386.exe build and
> three (!) i8086 compilers, one for each memory model (eh??).

Yes, I chatted with that with Nikolay and he was aware of the issue. Unless sb knows watcom tools linked with djgpp, we are stuck with crosscompiling.

Sb mentioned running the crosscompiler with HX as an option to.

> The IDE shelling out / compile + run bug seems fixed.

> Context-sensitive
> help via CHM still works (once added), which is better than a billion .HTML
> files.

(for that latter thing I do take partial credit, together with Andrew of course)

> Forgot to check about DiskFree on FAT32.
> I guess the real test is what Laaca thinks of this release! :-P

Certainly. And since major versions usually cause upheaval that breaks minor platforms, I hope this one is worthwhile enough to last a while.

There will be a beta for the major version (2.8.0 it is going to be I think) though.

P.s. Nikolay says he has started larger memory model support, but that is going to take a while


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