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JuhaManninen:

--- Quote from: taazz on October 28, 2015, 01:43:45 pm ---since its so easy then how about back porting a couple of bug fixes or components to 1.4.4 add fpc 3 and name it 1.4.6 before stabilizing the utf8 port and lazarus 2.0?

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Yes, backporting Unicode related fixes should be OK.
Releasing a Lazarus dot maintenance version with the new FPC 3.0 would however break too many things.
Proposed fixes to be merged can be added under "Submitted by others" here :
  http://wiki.freepascal.org/Lazarus_1.4_fixes_branch

Deepaak:
awesome, eagerly waiting for final release.  :)  ;)

valdir.marcos:

--- Quote from: JuhaManninen on October 28, 2015, 11:22:32 am ---Lazarus 1.4.6/1.4.8 no.
There are many Unicode related issues involved. We try to solve them with the new UTF-8 system as much as possible, but it still breaks old code in some situations.

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--- Quote from: JuhaManninen on October 28, 2015, 02:00:51 pm ---
--- Quote from: taazz on October 28, 2015, 01:43:45 pm ---since its so easy then how about back porting a couple of bug fixes or components to 1.4.4 add fpc 3 and name it 1.4.6 before stabilizing the utf8 port and lazarus 2.0?

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Yes, backporting Unicode related fixes should be OK.
Releasing a Lazarus dot maintenance version with the new FPC 3.0 would however break too many things.

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So, we would better keep on trunk (FPC 3.1 and Lazarus 1.5) for new projects until FPC 3.0 and Lazarus 1.6/2.0 are released?

JuhaManninen:

--- Quote from: valdir.marcos on October 28, 2015, 05:25:03 pm ---So, we would better keep on trunk (FPC 3.1 and Lazarus 1.5) for new projects until FPC 3.0 and Lazarus 1.6/2.0 are released?

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I would recommend FPC 3.0 or this RC2 version together with Lazarus trunk if you are interested in its new Unicode support.
If you are interested in latest development in FPC then of course you should use its trunk version, too.

taazz:

--- Quote from: JuhaManninen on October 28, 2015, 02:00:51 pm ---
--- Quote from: taazz on October 28, 2015, 01:43:45 pm ---since its so easy then how about back porting a couple of bug fixes or components to 1.4.4 add fpc 3 and name it 1.4.6 before stabilizing the utf8 port and lazarus 2.0?

--- End quote ---

Yes, backporting Unicode related fixes should be OK.
Releasing a Lazarus dot maintenance version with the new FPC 3.0 would however break too many things.
Proposed fixes to be merged can be added under "Submitted by others" here :
  http://wiki.freepascal.org/Lazarus_1.4_fixes_branch

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Erm I was just being greedy with the back port comment I did not expect anything to come out of it. What it would break to take 1.4.4 as is snap it the brand new fpc 3.0 release and make an 1.4.6 release with out enabling the "unicode" mode, just the way it is now. If it is simple for us to replace fpc 2.6.4 with 3.0 then creating a new version should be easy too, that would allow all component developers to test for a specific version making their life a bit easier (or not) from supporting every vanilla custom build out there.

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