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release candidate of Freepascal 3.0 (Announce)

posted by marcov(R), 29.08.2015, 16:09

> > > The release docs mention that also windows-realmode DOS crosscompiler
> is
> > > also available but I haven't found the needed archive.
> >
> > Maybe he didn't generate it for the RC1 since it takes 5-7 hours to
> build
> > due to the old way of smartlinking (calling watcom's assembler for every
> > function)
>
> I haven't tried that piece (and only minimally otherwise), but presumably
> this is it:
>
> ftp://gd.tuwien.ac.at/languages/pascal/fpc/beta/3.0.0-rc1/i386-win32/fpc-3.0.0rc1.i8086-msdos.exe

Ah, ok in win32 since it is a win32 hosted compiler. That should be it.


> Even though I don't understand their difficulty with doing that already,
> I've been occasionally using the Win32 snapshot under HX.

watcom tools (with watcom dosextender) didn't work when called from go32v2.

> Anyways ... one of the "tests" I semi-frequently run there is downloading
> /v31/ ppcross8086.exe snapshot (from mirror). I was originally going to
> compile fpctris and samegame, but those aren't easy to test
> non-interactively. (But I kept their .EXEs in %BOOT%:\extras , so don't
> worry.) So, for lack of a better example, I just used my Befunge-93
> interpreter (now more "TP" idiomatic, I hope) and homegrown test suite.
> Yes, it even works now without NASM, WLIB, or WLINK.
>
> I know that isn't saying much, but there ya go.

Thanks for the confirmation.

 

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