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Martin_fr

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The Lazarus team is glad to announce the fourth release candidate of
Lazarus 1.8.

This release was built with FPC 3.0.4RC1, except for Mac OS, which
still uses 3.0.2.
The previous release Lazarus 1.6.4 was built with FPC 3.0.2.
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_3.0.4

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 RC4" directory.

Checksums for the SourceForge files:
http://www.lazarus-ide.org/index.php?page=checksums#1_8_0RC4

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_RC4

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 1.8RC4 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 RC4.
- 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 RC4. 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


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Re: Lazarus Release Candidate 4 of 1.8 (includes RC1 of fpc 3.0.4)
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 11:26:10 pm »
Please note that this includes the release candidate for the upcoming FPC 3.0.4.

So this really is your chance to test it all. Please do.

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Re: Lazarus Release Candidate 4 of 1.8 (includes RC1 of fpc 3.0.4)
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 11:32:31 pm »
Mac OS X:
  10.5 to 10.12; Carbon (32bit), Cocoa (64bit, not stable), qt and qt5 (32 or 64bit).

That's a stretch.

On Mac, Qt 4 libraries are only available as 64-bit, but the Pascal interface library is only 32-bit (and fails if you try to compile it from source for 64-bit in my testing).

Qt 5 requires building of the interface library and this requires the full Qt (qmake, etc.), not just the libraries.

Cautions are in order.

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Re: Lazarus Release Candidate 4 of 1.8 (includes RC1 of fpc 3.0.4)
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2017, 03:01:37 am »
Installing from targz packages in a clean VM (devuan jessie x86-64) fpc installs fine. Added path to fpc bin dir and fpc responds. However when trying make bigide in lazarus dir I get the following error:
Code: [Select]
Free Pascal Compiler version 3.0.4rc1 [2017/06/29] for x86_64
Copyright (c) 1993-2017 by Florian Klaempfl and others
Target OS: Linux for x86-64
Compiling lazres.pp
Linking ./lazres
/usr/bin/ld: warning: ./link.res contains output sections; did you forget -T?
/usr/bin/ld: /home/peter/fpc-3.0.4/lib/fpc/3.0.4/units/x86_64-linux/rtl/cprt0.o: unrecognized relocation (0x2a) in section `.text'
/usr/bin/ld: final link failed: Bad value
Error: Error while linking

UPDATE:
I found out what the issue is, basically the zipped/tgz files have been built with a later ld which is incompatible with ld v2.5 hence the 'unrecognized relocation (0x2a) in section'. So I have had to download an earlier fpc built with an earlier version of gnu ld and compile fpc from source.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2017, 02:24:23 pm by dicepd »
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Re: Lazarus Release Candidate 4 of 1.8 (includes RC1 of fpc 3.0.4)
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2017, 09:05:04 am »
Impressive long list of fixes. When taking Lazarus RC4 tag out of the repository, is there somewhere a fpc 3.0.4 for Win32/64 installer available?

Best regards
« Last Edit: August 14, 2017, 09:12:02 am by Groffy »
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Re: Lazarus Release Candidate 4 of 1.8 (includes RC1 of fpc 3.0.4)
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 10:30:12 am »
Impressive long list of fixes. When taking Lazarus RC4 tag out of the repository, is there somewhere a fpc 3.0.4 for Win32/64 installer available?
FPC 3.0.4 RC1:
 http://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php/topic,37609.0.html

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Re: Lazarus Release Candidate 4 of 1.8 (includes RC1 of fpc 3.0.4)
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 12:15:59 pm »
Will the macOS version eventually include FPC 3.0.4?
macOS 10.12.6
Lazarus 1.8.0 RC4
FPC 3.0.2

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Re: Lazarus Release Candidate 4 of 1.8 (includes RC1 of fpc 3.0.4)
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2017, 12:25:31 pm »
Probably: yes. You can also try to keep up with FPC trunk...
In this case a stable variant is chosen, which is a good thing, not a bad thing.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2017, 12:27:04 pm by Thaddy »
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Re: Lazarus Release Candidate 4 of 1.8 (includes RC1 of fpc 3.0.4)
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2017, 12:45:25 pm »
OOOh!! problem !
Here is a screenshoot
lazarus 1.6.4 Win8.1 / cross FreeBSD
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Martin_fr

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Re: Lazarus Release Candidate 4 of 1.8 (includes RC1 of fpc 3.0.4)
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2017, 02:05:41 pm »
Impressive long list of fixes. When taking Lazarus RC4 tag out of the repository, is there somewhere a fpc 3.0.4 for Win32/64 installer available?

The Lazarus RC4 installer for win contains FPC 3.0.4rc1

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Re: Lazarus Release Candidate 4 of 1.8 (includes RC1 of fpc 3.0.4)
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2017, 02:17:42 pm »
The Lazarus RC4 installer for win contains FPC 3.0.4rc1

Thats, right but I have at least two or more Lazarus versions parallel installed (trunk, RCs, latest released) but only one installation contains the fpc compiler.

With best regards
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Re: Lazarus Release Candidate 4 of 1.8 (includes RC1 of fpc 3.0.4)
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2017, 03:19:12 pm »
AFAIK every Lazarus installer for Windows installs fpc as well.

You can look in the the fpc 3.0.4RC1 released topic for download links.

Bart

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Re: Lazarus Release Candidate 4 of 1.8 (includes RC1 of fpc 3.0.4)
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2017, 03:23:01 pm »
AFAIK every Lazarus installer for Windows installs fpc as well.

You can look in the the fpc 3.0.4RC1 released topic for download links.

Bart
But Bart, it is the underestimated art of UNinstalling that is always the problem...The installer should uninstall (both previous and itself) . It doesn't..Must I get grumpy? Ask!
Then there's even the dark art of removing paths from the environment or making sure the path is in the right order...
Then there is the black art of removing any traces of a previous install, including any registry settings or /etc/fpc.cfg and the likes.... (Oh well, that's not just Lazarus)

Lazarus simply installs... and does not take at any point (well, actually the least important one is OK) into account any of the red devils above. >:D
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Re: Lazarus Release Candidate 4 of 1.8 (includes RC1 of fpc 3.0.4)
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2017, 03:56:17 pm »
Thaddy, feel free to improve it.

 

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