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JuhaManninen

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Re: Lazarus Release 1.8 (with FPC 3.0.4)
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2017, 12:35:39 pm »
Is there a page with known bugs per Lazarus/FPC version?
Known bugs and issues are in bug tracker. There are thousands of them. It is unrealistic to copy them all to wiki or to release notes.

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In this version Lazarus 1.8 the FormatFloat() error is still present.
See: http://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php/topic,39144.msg267614.html
FPC release cycle is slow. The fix will not be in a release anytime soon.
Lazarus project could maybe build its own version of FPC from their 3.0 fixes branch for the most common platforms when releasing its next dot release.
I will ask what others think of it...

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Re: Lazarus Release 1.8 (with FPC 3.0.4)
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2017, 12:42:17 pm »
In this version Lazarus 1.8 the FormatFloat() error is still present.
See: http://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php/topic,39144.msg267614.html

With such a bug Lazarus 1.8 doesn't seem ready for production use and a (wiki-)page to list all known problems could help people decide if switching to that version is wise.

I wrote about a workaround in that mentioned thread.
Lazarus trunk / fpc 3.0.4 / all 32-bit on Win-10

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Re: Lazarus Release 1.8 (with FPC 3.0.4)
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2017, 12:43:35 pm »
Is there a page with known bugs per Lazarus/FPC version?
Known bugs and issues are in bug tracker. There are thousands of them. It is unrealistic to copy them all to wiki or to release notes.
I understand. But it isn't easy to let the bugtracker show the bugs for just the Lazarus release 1.8.
What filters should you apply for that?
(Maybe a direct link to that sorted by severeness/priority)

Besides that, I think users will more likely use the forum to post such bugs instead of digging through the bugtracker.

Anyway, (as mentioned above) wp already found a temporary solution to mentioned problem (which is in the post).

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Re: Lazarus Release 1.8 (with FPC 3.0.4)
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2017, 12:57:36 pm »
My congratulations to Lazarus Team!
Something considered somewhen a toy for programmers is becoming the Tool for them now.
I just switched from Lazarus 1.6.0/FPC 3.0.0 to 1.8.0/FPC 3.0.4 and impression of progress in Lazarus Project is excellent.

IMHO it would be good to add anchordockingdsgn.lpk, sparta_dockedformeditor.lpk and sparta_mdi.lpk packages to the default installation set.


Win7/64, Lazarus 1.6 win32-win32/64, FPC 3.0.0.

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Re: Lazarus Release 1.8 (with FPC 3.0.4)
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2017, 01:35:59 pm »
Yet again, excellent work. Many thanks. :D

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Re: Lazarus Release 1.8 (with FPC 3.0.4)
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2017, 03:55:49 pm »
Thanks for this release
Lazarus team, you did a great work!
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Re: Lazarus Release 1.8 (with FPC 3.0.4)
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2017, 04:36:51 pm »
Awesome.  Great work, team...

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Re: Lazarus Release 1.8 (with FPC 3.0.4)
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2017, 07:18:20 pm »
What is the fatest mirror? I'm getting it at 100kbps when I usually get downloads at 2mbps.

Someone can mirror it at GitHub?

Edit: finished the download, BTW a faster mirror will be great...
« Last Edit: December 07, 2017, 07:30:26 pm by lainz »

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Re: Lazarus Release 1.8 (with FPC 3.0.4)
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2017, 09:25:15 am »
Thanks a lot Martin, Mattias and the whole Team behind.

This is the best Version, i used until today. I saw many improvements in many parts.

If i had a wish for free (Christmas is coming  :D ), then the top one will be:

Make Debuger output better.

Debuger Output on Arrays sometimes is terrible not as aspected.
Properties can't be shown. (i.e there is a Property "caption", but if you hover over it, it can't be shown <ctrl><F7> is showing, that it's name is fCaption.... )



Take it as a tiny criticism, which does not diminish your great work in any way!

I love it  :-X
« Last Edit: December 08, 2017, 10:15:56 am by six1 »

Gury

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Re: Lazarus Release 1.8 (with FPC 3.0.4)
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2017, 10:44:29 am »
Thank you, Lazarus Team!

I was very excited about new release, because it has support for MySQL 5.7 delivered directly in component palette.

Really great development tool, which I use for my personal projects on Windows platform.

Greetings,
Boštjan

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Re: Lazarus Release 1.8 (with FPC 3.0.4)
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2017, 10:47:31 am »
Thumbs up to the team. I've updated my Windows & Linux installations and everything is going fine.

JD  :D
Windows (10, 7) - Lazarus 1.8/FPC 3.0.4, NewPascal, Delphi
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Re: Lazarus Release 1.8 (with FPC 3.0.4)
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2017, 01:33:24 pm »
Thanks a lot for this wonderfull free rad software.

Linux kernel 3.7.1 amd64, Debian squeeze 6.0.7
Lazarus 1.0.12 fpc 2.6.2 (svn 42479M x86-64-linux-gtk2)

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Re: Lazarus Release 1.8 (with FPC 3.0.4)
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2017, 02:12:22 pm »
Make Debuger output better.

Debuger Output on Arrays sometimes is terrible not as aspected.
Properties can't be shown.

The property issue is well known, but major work across several projects to solve.

Can you explain what is wrong with arrays?
Best way to view them may be the watches window. And the enable the "detail" site panel.

six1

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Re: Lazarus Release 1.8 (with FPC 3.0.4)
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2017, 02:53:46 pm »
Hi Martin,
it's easy to describe: like in Delphi  8)

Code: Pascal  [Select]
  1. Item+
  2.     |-Sub1
  3.     |-Sub2+
  4.           |-SubSub2_1
  5.  

and so on...

in time it is like "Array in a row". Array with Record Elements are very difficult to debug. Sometimes i get all the Data in one Line...

Thanks a lot!
« Last Edit: December 08, 2017, 03:03:20 pm by six1 »

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Re: Lazarus Release 1.8 (with FPC 3.0.4)
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2017, 12:05:22 am »
I note that on the Mac, unlike Linux, the FPC Source is installed without a version number.

On Linux, using the src kit bundled with 1.8 ends up in /usr/share/fpcsrc/3.0.4/. but on the Mac its /usr/local/share/fpcsrc/.

is that intentional ? Or a decision made at the FPC level, or some necessary Mac-ism ?

In my case, it appears that the 3.0.4 src has overwritten the previous install, probably not a problem, just hope I don't need to revert :-)   The compiler on the other hand appears to be tucked away nicely in its own named directory. Don't, at this stage, know where the RTL lives ....

David
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