Recent

Author Topic: Freepascal 2.2.4rc1 released  (Read 5469 times)

Loesje

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 157
    • Lazarus Support website
Freepascal 2.2.4rc1 released
« on: February 09, 2009, 11:05:14 am »
We have placed the first release-candidate of the Free Pascal Compiler version 2.2.4 on our ftp-servers.

You can help improve the upcoming 2.2.4 release by downloading and testing this release. If you want you can report what you have done here: http://wiki.freepascal.org/Testers_2.2.4

With this release we also want to test our new packaging-system. After installing the package manager (fppkg) can be called from the command-line. For now only the 'lnet' package is available for installation through the package system. When all goes well it could be that more packages will be added.

For more information about fppkg: http://wiki.freepascal.org/fppkg

Changes that may break backwards compatibility are documented at: http://wiki.freepascal.org/User_Changes_2.2.4

Downloads are available at: ftp://ftp.freepascal.org/pub/fpc/beta/2.2.4rc1/


Enjoy!

The Free Pascal Compiler Team




                            Free Pascal Compiler

                                Version 2.2.4rc1

******************************************************************************
                              What's New in 2.2.4rc1
******************************************************************************

Free Pascal 2.2.4rc1 contains many bug-fixes and some new features. The
main purpose of this release is to fix problems reported with FPC 2.2.2.

Please also see http://wiki.freepascal.org/User_Changes_2.2.4 for a list
of changes which may affect the behaviour of previously working code,
and how to cope with these changes.

Some highlights are:

All:
  * Experimental packages-installation tool

Packages:
  * Added support for TIFF reading/writing in fcl-image
  * Improvements and fixes in CHM support
  * Fixed linking the gtk2-package with gtk versions above 2.13.4

IDE:
  * Added support for CHM help files

Documentation

See http://bugs.freepascal.org/changelog_page.php for the list of
reported bugs which have been fixed in this release.