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Announcements => Free Pascal => Topic started by: marcov on June 20, 2020, 12:09:32 pm

Title: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: marcov on June 20, 2020, 12:09:32 pm
Hello,

Finally, the Free Pascal 3.2.0 release is available from our servers and from sourceforge.

Changes that may break backwards compatibility will be documented at:
http://wiki.freepascal.org/User_Changes_3.2.0.

For an overview of what is new see

https://wiki.freepascal.org/FPC_New_Features_3.2

The website has been update for the major targets and work is still being done for the rest.

All downloads are available at the main FTP server and sourceforge.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/freepascal/files/

ftp://ftp.freepascal.org/pub/fpc/dist/3.2.0/

Enjoy!

The Free Pascal Compiler Team
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: bonmario on June 20, 2020, 12:29:12 pm
Wow !!!!
Great job.

Thanks !!!
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: fred on June 20, 2020, 01:03:14 pm
Nice  :)
Thanks all!
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: JuhaManninen on June 20, 2020, 01:36:48 pm
Finally, the Free Pascal 3.2.0 release is available from our servers and from sourceforge.
Thank you Marco and others!

I believe my Manjaro Linux will be updated in a week or so. This is one reason why frequent releases are important. Even rolling distributions publish just official releases although they try to provide the latest versions quickly. Their strategy does not work if an SW project does not release.
Other distributions would benefit from frequent releases, too. They just have a delay.

From my POV there is even a more important reason for frequent releases. Lazarus development version (trunk) is supposed to compile and work with 2 latest FPC releases. The rule would be reasonable with a decent FPC release cycle but with the current situation it is not. Most people must build their compilers themselves by some means. Many recent commits have not worked with the latest release 3.0.4 any more. The second latest 3.0.2 has not even been tested for years.

I sincerely ask FPC project to create a proper release schedule and to stick with it!
3.2 was branched almost 2 years ago. FPC trunk is much ahead of it already. A new main release should be branched soon (this year) and released next year.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: BSaidus on June 20, 2020, 01:46:35 pm
Thank you team for your hard work.
 :)
Thanks.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: cappe on June 20, 2020, 02:33:04 pm
fantastic

thanks
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: nouzi on June 20, 2020, 03:52:42 pm
Thanks for all work
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: jwdietrich on June 20, 2020, 06:56:56 pm
Congratulations and thanks for your continued efforts.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: 440bx on June 20, 2020, 07:24:42 pm
Thank you FPC team for all your hard work.   Well done!.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: Max V. Terentiev on June 20, 2020, 07:54:43 pm
Thank you very much for your fantastic work !

And please, please, please make better debugger with ability to inspect property values !  :D
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: heejit on June 20, 2020, 08:56:22 pm
Thanks to whole FPC Team and all contributors.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: jujibo on June 20, 2020, 09:32:58 pm
Great! Thanks.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: avra on June 20, 2020, 10:02:09 pm
Party time !!!
 :D 8) :D
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: dbannon on June 21, 2020, 01:47:30 am
Well done folks !

Thanks heaps.

A question, are there any changes between RC1 and the release version ?

Davo
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: trev on June 21, 2020, 02:19:57 am
Error in this blurb on sourceforge:

"Xcode 10/11 compatibility (macOS 10.14 Mojave and later)

FPC 3.2.0 is qualified for use with Mac OS X 10.4 till macOS 10.15. Xcode 10 installs some command line file in different locations compared to previous releases. If you already installed FPC under a previous Mac OS X/OS X/macOS version, you will have to reinstall FPC 3.2.0a under macOS 10.14 to get a configuration file that enables the compiler to find the necessary files). See also the section below on how to install the command line tools."

There is no FPC 3.2.0a
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: winni on June 21, 2020, 02:59:00 am
Hi!

Thanx boys (and girls - if there are)

I can throw my  unit for dynArrays in the Orcus!
All by default now!
Yippie!

Winni
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: kapibara on June 21, 2020, 03:56:53 am
Thank you!
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: process_1 on June 21, 2020, 04:27:26 am
https://sourceforge.net/projects/freepascal/files/Linux/3.2.0/

I do not see .deb packages for 32/64. I'm certainly missing something...
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: dbannon on June 21, 2020, 06:38:37 am

I do not see .deb packages for 32/64. I'm certainly missing something...

Use the tar file and install in your home directory.

apt install binutils make gcc subversion vim libgtk2.0-dev  libx11-dev (and maybe libqt5pas-dev)

Get the tar file, extract it to somewhere in your home dir, set a path to the bin parts, put src somewhere in parallel.  Don't try and install as root.  Will use a fpc.cfg as a hidden file in home dir, need to run fpcmkcfg to generate it.

maybe, and this from (dodgy) memory,

fpcmkcfg -d basepath=$HOME/FPC/3.2.0 > $HOME/.fpc.cfg

(Come on folks, time we had a best practice doc for this ....)

Davo


Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: dsiders on June 21, 2020, 07:24:26 am
So where is the Win64 compiler? I see a cross compiler for Win32.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: marcov on June 21, 2020, 12:08:02 pm
Free Pascal doesn't provide a win64 compiler, only a win32->win64 crosscompiler.

The reason for that is that the win64 (due to the pecularities of Microsoft floating point support) can't bootstrap other i386/x86_64 compilers.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: simone on June 21, 2020, 12:32:03 pm
Will the next version of Lazarus be shipped with FPC 3.2.0?  If yes, when? Thanks!
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: marcov on June 21, 2020, 01:03:49 pm
Will the next version of Lazarus be shipped with FPC 3.2.0?  If yes, when? Thanks!

Usually lazarus switches FPC version only with major Lazarus (.x.y.0) releases.  So it probably depends if the current series still has life in it or not.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: mika on June 21, 2020, 03:23:54 pm
Will the next version of Lazarus be shipped with FPC 3.2.0?  If yes, when? Thanks!

yes

The energy now goes towards the next major version, Lazarus 2.2, which will be branched around the time FPC 3.2 gets released. Then there will be release candidates before the actual release.

Release of Lazarus 2.0 took 5 month. So, rounding up to 6 month from now could be realistic time for Lazarus 2.2 release. It's a guess, I can be as well wrong on this.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: Mr.Madguy on June 21, 2020, 06:55:18 pm
My question stays the same for many years. Is it Delphi 2009 compatible? Or not? I really want to fully migrate to Lazarus, cuz I've got sick of that "out of memory" problems with large modules.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: ASBzone on June 21, 2020, 07:27:10 pm
Hello,

Finally, the Free Pascal 3.2.0 release is available from our servers and from sourceforge.
...


Enjoy!

The Free Pascal Compiler Team




Thanks, and congrats team...
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: marcov on June 21, 2020, 08:16:20 pm
My question stays the same for many years. Is it Delphi 2009 compatible? Or not? I really want to fully migrate to Lazarus, cuz I've got sick of that "out of memory" problems with large modules.

Large modules or auto generated crazy sized procedures?
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: alaa123456789 on June 21, 2020, 08:26:47 pm
hi ,
thanks for your efforts could you please explain how to update it , i have lazarus 2.0.8 64 bit with fpc 3.04

thanks
alaa
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: dsiders on June 21, 2020, 08:27:28 pm
Free Pascal doesn't provide a win64 compiler, only a win32->win64 crosscompiler.

The reason for that is that the win64 (due to the pecularities of Microsoft floating point support) can't bootstrap other i386/x86_64 compilers.

Okay. I was wanting to replace the 64-bit compiler that's provided in the Lazarus install (./fpc/3.0.4/bin/x86_64-win64/fpc.exe).

Does that mean we have to wait for a new Lazarus release with the actual 64-bit compiler?
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: lainz on June 21, 2020, 09:13:28 pm
Thanks. Now to be shipped with Lazarus and time to get rid of trunk and his problems  :)

I agree on that the releases should be made earlier, but I'm not a compiler programmer so I have no idea about that and what kind of tests are they running and about the time it takes.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: Mr.Madguy on June 21, 2020, 09:49:43 pm
Large modules or auto generated crazy sized procedures?
Generics.

Yeah, I already use separate DLL for them. Not only due to this problem, but because I like well-structured projects, where one module can be updated without updating whole project. And I can always split it into 2, 3, etc. if situation will become critical. But it's 2020. And it's just not good, that 4Mb binary size is still so critical for compiler.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: chenyuchih on June 22, 2020, 01:28:41 am
Great! What a exciting news! That's exact what I'm waiting for.

And thank you all the development team members for creating such a good compiler.

Nice Job!
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: Marc on June 22, 2020, 09:19:09 am
Will the next version of Lazarus be shipped with FPC 3.2.0?  If yes, when? Thanks!

Usually lazarus switches FPC version only with major Lazarus (.x.y.0) releases.  So it probably depends if the current series still has life in it or not.

Plans are to release Lazarus 2.0.10 with FPC 3.2.0 within a few weeks
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: PascalDragon on June 22, 2020, 09:50:48 am
My question stays the same for many years. Is it Delphi 2009 compatible? Or not? I really want to fully migrate to Lazarus, cuz I've got sick of that "out of memory" problems with large modules.

It depends on what you define as "compatible". There were improvements here, but not everything Delphi 2009 introduced is available (e.g. extended RTTI, anonymous functions).
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: simone on June 22, 2020, 11:07:07 am
It seems to me that the new language features (for example those relating to dynamic arrays and generics) are not yet described in the language reference guide, although this is indicated as version 3.2.0.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: PascalDragon on June 22, 2020, 12:10:47 pm
It seems to me that the new language features (for example those relating to dynamic arrays and generics) are not yet described in the language reference guide, although this is indicated as version 3.2.0.

That indeed appears to be the case. Please report bugs for these.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: Mr.Madguy on June 22, 2020, 12:18:20 pm
It depends on what you define as "compatible". There were improvements here, but not everything Delphi 2009 introduced is available (e.g. extended RTTI, anonymous functions).
Closures are required for my project. I can't get rid of them. They're used as unit test callbacks with ability to pass arbitrary data to them via capturing. I mean Delphi 2009 compatible - any Delphi 2009 project can be compiled via FPC. May be with some minor tweaks.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: JernejL on June 22, 2020, 02:22:35 pm
It depends on what you define as "compatible". There were improvements here, but not everything Delphi 2009 introduced is available (e.g. extended RTTI, anonymous functions).
Closures are required for my project. I can't get rid of them. They're used as unit test callbacks with ability to pass arbitrary data to them via capturing. I mean Delphi 2009 compatible - any Delphi 2009 project can be compiled via FPC. May be with some minor tweaks.

 
They are working in that in bugtracker and mailing list: https://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=24481
 
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: PascalDragon on June 22, 2020, 02:34:54 pm
It depends on what you define as "compatible". There were improvements here, but not everything Delphi 2009 introduced is available (e.g. extended RTTI, anonymous functions).
Closures are required for my project. I can't get rid of them. They're used as unit test callbacks with ability to pass arbitrary data to them via capturing. I mean Delphi 2009 compatible - any Delphi 2009 project can be compiled via FPC. May be with some minor tweaks.

Well, that will have to wait at least till 3.4 then.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: TRon on June 22, 2020, 02:49:55 pm
It seems to me that the new language features (for example those relating to dynamic arrays and generics) are not yet described in the language reference guide, although this is indicated as version 3.2.0.

That indeed appears to be the case. Please report bugs for these.
Uhm, does that also apply for the definition pictures used in the reference guide ? e,g, they currently do not take generics definition(s) into account.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: peardox on June 22, 2020, 02:53:55 pm
It don't work on Mac with Lazarus...
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: process_1 on June 22, 2020, 03:10:00 pm
I have extracted FPC 3.2.0 from .TAR archive and installed on ubuntu, no problems

However, I do not see SRC for 3.2.0 in .TAR, only  .RPM. This can be extracted anyway and used in Ubuntu, or better to download from SourceForge with SVN or GIT?
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: TRon on June 22, 2020, 03:51:47 pm
However, I do not see SRC for 3.2.0 in .TAR, only  .RPM. This can be extracted anyway and used in Ubuntu, or better to download from SourceForge with SVN or GIT?
https://sourceforge.net/projects/freepascal/files/Source/3.2.0/
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: PascalDragon on June 22, 2020, 03:54:37 pm
It seems to me that the new language features (for example those relating to dynamic arrays and generics) are not yet described in the language reference guide, although this is indicated as version 3.2.0.

That indeed appears to be the case. Please report bugs for these.
Uhm, does that also apply for the definition pictures used in the reference guide ? e,g, they currently do not take generics definition(s) into account.

They are documented in a completely separate topic (https://freepascal.org/docs-html/current/ref/refse52.html#x106-1280008.2) currently. Though the graph is rather broken there right now...
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: TRon on June 22, 2020, 04:03:10 pm
@PascalDragon
Thanks. I couldn't come up with the correct name in my previous post, syntax diagram it is.

Although rather broken, i do get the picture there  :)


edit: thank you team, for the new release and congratulations on another milestone reached!
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: antispam88 on June 23, 2020, 04:45:29 am
Hi,
well done.

But I have an issue with my class/interface hierarchic which is working with 2.0.8 / 3.0.4.
But with 2.0.8 / 3.2.0 I'm getting the error
Code: Pascal  [Select][+][-]
  1. unit1.pas(54,13) Error: No matching implementation for interface method "SetLevel(const AnsiString);" found

Is my hierachic correct?

Best regards,
antispam88
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: eljo on June 23, 2020, 04:54:49 am
Hi,
well done.

But I have an issue with my class/interface hierarchic which is working with 2.0.8 / 3.0.4.
But with 2.0.8 / 3.2.0 I'm getting the error
Code: Pascal  [Select][+][-]
  1. unit1.pas(54,13) Error: No matching implementation for interface method "SetLevel(const AnsiString);" found

Is my hierachic correct?

Best regards,
antispam88
please start a new thread for questions outside the fpc or rtl.
In any case, you are implementing an interface that has a method named Setlevel the declaration of that method is different in the interface and your class that implements it.  For more info please share the details of that method or even better the interface and its implementation
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: antispam88 on June 23, 2020, 05:06:51 am
Hi,
well done.

But I have an issue with my class/interface hierarchic which is working with 2.0.8 / 3.0.4.
But with 2.0.8 / 3.2.0 I'm getting the error
Code: Pascal  [Select][+][-]
  1. unit1.pas(54,13) Error: No matching implementation for interface method "SetLevel(const AnsiString);" found

Is my hierachic correct?

Best regards,
antispam88

Thank you for your reply.
Is project1.zip not attached?

Code: Pascal  [Select][+][-]
  1.   { IInterface1 }
  2.  
  3.   IInterface1 = interface(IUnknown)
  4.     ['{C39204A5-CD80-44F5-95CB-8FD711783B98}']
  5.     procedure SetLevel(const alevel1, alevel2: integer);
  6.     procedure SetLevel(const alevel12: string); overload;
  7.   end;
  8.  
  9.   { TClass1 }
  10.  
  11.   TClass1 = class(TInterfacedObject, IInterface1)
  12.   protected
  13.     level1: integer;
  14.     level2: integer;
  15.   public
  16.     procedure SetLevel(const alevel1, alevel2: integer); virtual;
  17.     procedure SetLevel(const alevel12: string); overload;
  18.   end;
  19.  
  20.   { IInterface2 }
  21.  
  22.   IInterface2 = interface(IInterface1)
  23.     ['{1C1F8266-8923-452A-B3F4-C8C28381915A}']
  24.   end;
  25.  
  26.   { TClass2 }
  27.  
  28.   TClass2 = class(TClass1, IInterface2)
  29.   protected
  30.     param1: integer;
  31.   public
  32.     procedure SetParam1(const aparam1: integer);
  33.   end;
  34.  
  35.   { IInterface3 }
  36.  
  37.   IInterface3 = interface(IInterface2)
  38.     ['{4B8F5FAC-3F5C-453F-A604-500A20EAA95A}']
  39.   end;
  40.  
  41.   { TClass3 }
  42.  
  43.   TClass3 = class(TClass2, IInterface3)
  44.   public
  45.     procedure SetLevel(const alevel1, alevel2: integer); override;
  46.   end;
  47.  
  48. implementation
  49.  
  50. { TClass1 }
  51.  
  52. procedure TClass1.SetLevel(const alevel1, alevel2: integer);
  53. begin
  54.   level1 := alevel1;
  55.   level2 := alevel2;
  56. end;
  57.  
  58. procedure TClass1.SetLevel(const alevel12: string);
  59. begin
  60.   level1 := StrToInt(alevel12);
  61.   level2 := StrToInt(alevel12) div 1000;
  62. end;
  63.  
  64. { TClass2 }
  65.  
  66. procedure TClass2.SetParam1(const aparam1: integer);
  67. begin
  68.   param1 := aparam1;
  69. end;
  70.  
  71. { TClass3 }
  72.  
  73. procedure TClass3.SetLevel(const alevel1, alevel2: integer);
  74. begin
  75.   level1 := alevel1 * 2;
  76.   level2 := alevel2 * 3;
  77. end;
  78.  

And is my problem not regarding to fpc? The only change between both scenarios is the fpc version (3.0.4 -> 3.2.0).

Best regards,
antispam
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: ASerge on June 23, 2020, 05:49:09 am
But with 2.0.8 / 3.2.0 I'm getting the error
Code: Pascal  [Select][+][-]
  1. unit1.pas(54,13) Error: No matching implementation for interface method "SetLevel(const AnsiString);" found
Is my hierachic correct?
Carefully read Methods_implementing_interface_methods_and_overloads (https://wiki.freepascal.org/User_Changes_3.2.0#Methods_implementing_interface_methods_and_overloads) from User_Changes_3.2.0 and add an overload directive.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: antispam88 on June 23, 2020, 07:42:54 am
But with 2.0.8 / 3.2.0 I'm getting the error
Code: Pascal  [Select][+][-]
  1. unit1.pas(54,13) Error: No matching implementation for interface method "SetLevel(const AnsiString);" found
Is my hierachic correct?
Carefully read Methods_implementing_interface_methods_and_overloads (https://wiki.freepascal.org/User_Changes_3.2.0#Methods_implementing_interface_methods_and_overloads) from User_Changes_3.2.0 and add an overload directive.

Thank you for your answer. This was the solution.

Best regards,
antispam
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: eny on June 23, 2020, 06:43:47 pm
Another milestone.
Many thx for all the hard work!
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: furious programming on June 24, 2020, 12:12:20 pm
Nice to see the new compiler — good job, guys.

It depends on what you define as "compatible". There were improvements here, but not everything Delphi 2009 introduced is available (e.g. extended RTTI, anonymous functions).

Any plans for the future related to the implementation of anonymous methods?
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: PascalDragon on June 24, 2020, 01:41:58 pm
Any plans for the future related to the implementation of anonymous methods?

Work in progress.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: DonAlfredo on June 28, 2020, 08:46:44 pm
Fpcupdeluxe uses the required bootstrap versions that are available in the FPC Makefile.
Now it seems that FPC 3.2.0 also defines itself (3.2.0) as bootstrapper.
Is this a new policy ?
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: marcov on June 28, 2020, 10:29:51 pm
Fpcupdeluxe uses the required bootstrap versions that are available in the FPC Makefile.
Now it seems that FPC 3.2.0 also defines itself (3.2.0) as bootstrapper.
Is this a new policy ?

So I don't see a new policy or problem to be honest. The policy is as always, use the released version logically before it (so 3.0.4 for 3.2.0 and 3.2.0 for 3.2.1 and trunk)

Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: glorfin on July 03, 2020, 10:48:32 pm
Thanks and Congratulations!
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: Dmitry24 on July 09, 2020, 05:48:21 pm
I can see a bug found in 3.2.0rc1 reported "resolved" months ago which fix is not merged in the final version 3.2.0: https://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=36863

How can I find out which bugs are fixed in the 3.2.0 and which are not? In which FPC version will these bug fixes be merged?
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: marcov on July 09, 2020, 06:14:50 pm
How can I find out which bugs are fixed in the 3.2.0 and which are not?

The only hard way is getting the list of revisions eligible for merging of the 3.2.0 branch.

Quote
In which FPC version will these bug fixes be merged?

In the next major version, unless a maintainer merges it, or has somebody else merge it. 
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: PascalDragon on July 10, 2020, 09:16:12 am
I can see a bug found in 3.2.0rc1 reported "resolved" months ago which fix is not merged in the final version 3.2.0: https://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=36863

Something being fixed based on a bug report for an RC does not automatically mean that it will be part of the final release.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: Dmitry24 on July 13, 2020, 07:48:29 am
I can see a bug found in 3.2.0rc1 reported "resolved" months ago which fix is not merged in the final version 3.2.0: https://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=36863

Something being fixed based on a bug report for an RC does not automatically mean that it will be part of the final release.

Waiting 3 years to get a release where debugging is not possible is actually frustrating. Another big problem is that the next Lazarus version will be based on that FPC release.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: Zoran on July 13, 2020, 08:33:50 am
Something being fixed based on a bug report for an RC does not automatically mean that it will be part of the final release.

If it is a regression from previous release (as said in bug report), would you merge to fixes branch?
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: PascalDragon on July 13, 2020, 09:25:27 am
Something being fixed based on a bug report for an RC does not automatically mean that it will be part of the final release.

If it is a regression from previous release (as said in bug report), would you merge to fixes branch?

For compiler changes it's usually best if the one who did it (in this case Florian) does it or triggers Marco to do it as mainly the original developer knows the implications of the merge. Marco does not merge compiler changes by himself.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: mobydick426 on July 13, 2020, 05:32:14 pm
Hi,

Thanks for the update !

Strangely, my antivirus tells me that fpc.exe contains a virus. This is the only one file that is rejected by antivirus (GData).

As one of GData engine uses BitDefender database, is there anyone who have this error too ?

What can be done ?

Thanks !
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: lucamar on July 13, 2020, 06:24:37 pm
What can be done ?

First make sure (by checking the checksum) that your download is correct and, if so, tell your antivirus to ignore this "detection".

Antiviruses frequently tag assemblers, compilers, debuggers, etc. for, among others, the simple reason that they are used to "modify" executables, which is also a virus "signature". If you're sure you have a clean copy you can ignore it and tell the antivirus to ignore it too. They already ignore the most common tools (say, GCC, Visual C, etc.) but the less common ones (like FPC) still give problems.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: Jackofall1 on July 20, 2020, 11:40:23 pm
Hi

I just downloaded, 7/20/2020, the Free Pascal 3.2.0 from the Source Forge mirror site, and during the install Bitdefender stopped it and identified a trojan "Gen:Trojan.Heur.TP.gyW@bagP5ah." .  I do not know if this is a false positive or a real threat.  But I thought I would share the information.

Thank you

Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: winni on July 20, 2020, 11:56:22 pm
Hi!

The false positive alarm of Bitdefender increases in the last year.

The last false positive alarm was about YajHFC (Yet another Java HylaFAX client) which runs on our Windows clients since 7 years. Unchanged.

There were some more issue with false positive of Bitdefender.
Hard times for the AV companies.

Winni
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: Jackofall1 on July 21, 2020, 12:08:08 am
Hi Winni

How does a person find out what the checksum of the original file is?  And what is an easy way for me to check the checksum of the downloaded file?  I am working on a Windows 10 o/s 64 bit.

Thank you

Jack
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: Cyrax on July 21, 2020, 01:55:55 am
Please report it to BitDefender. They have necessary means to identify if it is a false positive or not.
Title: Re: FPC 3.2.0 Released !
Post by: ASBzone on July 21, 2020, 05:38:25 am
Hi!

The false positive alarm of Bitdefender increases in the last year.

The last false positive alarm was about YajHFC (Yet another Java HylaFAX client) which runs on our Windows clients since 7 years. Unchanged.

There were some more issue with false positive of Bitdefender.
Hard times for the AV companies.

Winni


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