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Martin_fr

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Lazarus Release Candidate 3 of 1.8
« on: July 01, 2017, 01:25:03 am »
The Lazarus team is glad to announce the third release candidate of Lazarus 1.8.

This release was built with FPC 3.0.2.
The previous release Lazarus 1.6.4 was built with FPC 3.0.2 too.
The Linux releases are built with FPC 3.0.3 r36408 due to bug
https://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=31629

Here is the list of fixes for Lazarus 1.8.x:
http://wiki.freepascal.org/Lazarus_1.8_fixes_branch

Here is the list of changes for Lazarus and Free Pascal:
http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/Lazarus_1.8.0_release_notes
http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/User_Changes_3.0.2

The release is available for download on SourceForge:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/lazarus/files/

Choose your CPU, OS, distro and then the "Lazarus 1.8 RC3" directory.

Checksums for the SourceForge files:
http://www.lazarus-ide.org/index.php?page=checksums#1_8_0RC3

Minimum requirements:

Windows:       
  2k, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10, 32 or 64bit.

FreeBSD/Linux:
  gtk 2.8 for gtk2, qt4.5 for qt, qt5.6 for qt5, 32 or 64bit.

Mac OS X:
  10.5 to 10.12; Carbon (32bit), Cocoa (64bit, not stable), qt and qt5 (32 or 64bit).

The svn tag is
http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/lazarus/tags/lazarus_1_8_0_RC3

For people who are blocked by SF, the Lazarus releases from SourceForge are mirrored at:
ftp://ftp.freepascal.org/pub/lazarus/releases/
and later at (after some time for synchronization)
http://mirrors.iwi.me/lazarus/

== Why should everybody (including you) test the release candidate? ==

In the past weeks the Lazarus team has stabilized the 1.8 fixes branch. The resulting 1.8RC3 is now stable enough to be used by any one for test purposes.

However many of the fixes and new features that where committed since the release of 1.6 required changes to the code of existing features too. While we have tested those ourself, there may still be problems that only occur with very specific configurations or one project in a million.

Yes, it may be that you are the only person with a project, that will not work in the new IDE. So if you do not test, we can not fix it.

Please do not wait for the final release, in order to test. It may be too late. Once the release is out we will have to be more selective about which fixes can be merged for further 1.8.x releases. So it may be, that we can not merge the fix you require. And then you will miss out on all the new features.

== How to test ==

Download and install the 1.8 RC3.
- On Windows you can install as a 2ndary install, that will not affect your current install:
  http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/Multiple_Lazarus#Installation_of_multiple_Lazarus
- On other platforms, if you install to a new location you need to use --primary-config-path

In either case you should make backups. (including your primary config)

Open your project in the current Lazarus (1.6.x), and use "Publish Project" from the project menu. This creates a clean copy of your project.

You can then open that copy in the RC3. Please test:
- If you can edit forms in the designer
   - rename components / change properties in Object inspector / Add new events
   - Add components to form / Move components on form
   - Frames, if you use them
- If you can navigate the source code (e.g. jump to implementation)
- Auto completion in source code
- Compile, debug and run
- Anything else you use in your daily work

« Last Edit: July 02, 2017, 07:35:49 pm by Martin_fr »

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Re: Lazarus Release Canditate 3 of 1.8
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 04:44:43 pm »
Nice! thanks to the Lazarus team! downloaded...  8)
Started with OmegaSoft Pascal on OS-9/68k , now Lazarus 1.8 RC5 / FPC 3.0.4 on Windows 7

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Re: Lazarus Release Canditate 3 of 1.8
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017, 04:59:36 pm »
The autocomplete hits again, "Canditate" in title.

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Re: Lazarus Release Canditate 3 of 1.8
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2017, 06:41:50 pm »
Congratulations! Good job!

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Re: Lazarus Release Canditate 3 of 1.8
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2017, 07:12:13 am »
It looks weird on UHD laptops.
My notebook has a 3840x2160 display. So I use 300% scaling (otherwise all texts and icons are extremely tiny). Most applications are either DPI-aware (and do OK when scaling) or DPI-unaware (and Windows 10 itself automatically scales them).
The Lazarus IDE claims DPI-aware itself. It mostly scales 300% indeed, but, for example, the Object Inspector is only partially 300% scaled.

You don't need to have UHD display to see these distorted things. Simply temporally change the scaling from 100% to 300% (or 150%, 200%) on a regular 1280x720 (or 1920x1080) display before launching the Lazarus IDE.

Here is a screenshot (I have cut off the bottom part of the image to fit the 250 Kb limit):
« Last Edit: July 02, 2017, 09:47:02 am by mogenslarsen »

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Re: Lazarus Release Canditate 3 of 1.8
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2017, 10:11:15 am »
Why don't you resize the main Lazarus windows as well as the Object Inspector to be usable? During installation did you erase your profile? Does Lazarus come up with these sizes if you start from a clean user profile, normally in c:\users\<user name>\appdata\local\lazarus, or the directory specified in lazarus.cfg. Temporarily rename this directory and restart Lazarus to have default settings. After you have set up window sizes correctly store the Lazarus desktop (last icon in the first row, or "Tools" > "Desktops").
Lazarus trunk / fpc 3.0.4 / all 32-bit on Win-10

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Re: Lazarus Release Canditate 3 of 1.8
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2017, 11:09:21 am »
thank you. downloading...

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Re: Lazarus Release Canditate 3 of 1.8
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2017, 01:37:10 pm »
Thank you for your reply.
I have downloaded and installed Lazarus onto my new UHD laptop first time (from a clean user profile). Before that, I used Lazarus with my old 1200x800 without any size problem.

After I resized all the IDE windows and the columns in the Object Inspector window, the appearance of the IDE became much better. However, as you can see on the screenshot, some icons remained tiny on my laptop. By the way, the "resize cursor" for moving the columns boundary is tiny too, so the columns resizing was a funny aiming exercise.


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Re: Lazarus Release Canditate 3 of 1.8
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2017, 02:14:05 pm »
However, as you can see on the screenshot, some icons remained tiny on my laptop. By the way, the "resize cursor" for moving the columns boundary is tiny too, so the columns resizing was a funny aiming exercise.

Please report to mantis: mantis.freepascal.org. Thanks.

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Re: Lazarus Release Candidate 3 of 1.8
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2017, 11:43:01 am »
Great work as always. Thank you  :)

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Re: Lazarus Release Candidate 3 of 1.8
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2017, 10:04:18 pm »
On Linux Mint 17.3 x64 give me error in rtl/linux/system.pp - is missing and can not compile. on 1.8RC2 was not problem. I returning and compiling. The same was with 1.8RC1. I think not give permition to access this file?
On 1.8RC2 was give this err, but compile.
Edit:
Compile only empti form. When have some component(s) again give error, that can not find? I give path manualy (the same) and not difference.
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Re: Lazarus Release Candidate 3 of 1.8
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2017, 11:49:29 pm »
Great work as always. Thank you  :)
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Re: Lazarus Release Candidate 3 of 1.8
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2017, 11:50:22 pm »
@bobihot, you attached a screenshot showing that your FPC source path is wrong as indicated by the red graph. Just remove the last 2 parts, "rtl/linux/".
The setting should not affect compilation though, it is only used by the IDE.
The problem is not caused by 1.8RC3, you have screwed the installation or settings somehow.

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Re: Lazarus Release Canditate 3 of 1.8
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2017, 03:45:44 pm »
Apart from that. Simply use a different resolution. I do have such a laptop too.

My notebook has a 3840x2160 display.

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Package IndustrialStuff no more available ?
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2017, 03:18:11 am »
hello,
First thanks for this new release 1.8RC3 !
In the folder components of this release (linux - lazarus-project_1.8.0RC3-0_amd64.deb) there is an industrialStuff folder but with only folders (no file). Is it normal ?
I have tried to install the package industrialStuff of the Lazarus CCR , it 's OK.
Friendly, J.P
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