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FPC 2.0 Feature List


2005-05-16 06:42:33 PM
kylix1
I forgot. Here is the feature list according to FPC site:
What is new when compared to version 1.0 ?
==========================================
- More supported CPUs:
AMD64, SPARC, PPC (32 bit), ARM.
- More supported platforms:
Mac OS classic, Mac OS X, MorphOS, Novell Netware.
- Improved inlining
- Improved register variables
- Improved 80x86 assembler optimizer
- Threading support.
- Rudimentary variant support.
- Interfaces support.
- WideString support.
- More Delphi compatibility units.
- Greatly improved database access.
- New compiler mode:
MACPAS for compatibility with Pascal compilers on Mac OS.
- Complete documentation of RTL units, generated using a new documentation
tool, included in the distribution: fpdoc
- Completely rewritten Unix support.
- Completely rewritten compiler, allowing for easier ports to new
architectures.
- IDE
- Free Vision text-mode windowing system.
- Many new packages.
- And of course, Numerous bugfixes.
The complete list of changes can be found in the whatsnew.txt file included
in the distribution.
Where can it be downloaded ?
============================
The main download site is
www.freepascal.org/sdown.html
Here, you can select a mirror close to you. Please select a mirror, as the
main server is heavily loaded, but allow some time for the mirrors to be
up-to-date.
Installation packages are already available for
- Windows (with installer)
- Linux (Intel x86, AMD64, Sparc, PPC, ARM) : tar.gz and .rpm
- FreeBSD (Intel x86)
- OS/2
- Mac OS X (PPC)
- Mac OS Classic (PPC)
- Netware (Intel x86, native and libc)
Others will follow soon.
What is planned for the future ?
================================
- Fix more bugs.
- Support for dynamic libraries and run-time packages.
- Support for DispInterface (OLE binding on Windows).
- Improved optimizations.
- Improved threading.
- Internal assemblers/linker in the compiler.
- More platforms.
- Better Delphi compatibility.
- Even more documentation.
 
 

Re:FPC 2.0 Feature List

wow,CrossFPC is looking better and better and 64bit support.
You could create some nice 64bit TCP/IP servers with Synapse
Max wrote:
Quote
I forgot. Here is the feature list according to FPC site:

What is new when compared to version 1.0 ?
==========================================

- More supported CPUs:
AMD64, SPARC, PPC (32 bit), ARM.
- More supported platforms:
Mac OS classic, Mac OS X, MorphOS, Novell Netware.
- Improved inlining
- Improved register variables
- Improved 80x86 assembler optimizer
- Threading support.
- Rudimentary variant support.
- Interfaces support.
- WideString support.
- More Delphi compatibility units.
- Greatly improved database access.
- New compiler mode:
MACPAS for compatibility with Pascal compilers on Mac OS.
- Complete documentation of RTL units, generated using a new documentation
tool, included in the distribution: fpdoc
- Completely rewritten Unix support.
- Completely rewritten compiler, allowing for easier ports to new
architectures.
- IDE
- Free Vision text-mode windowing system.
- Many new packages.
- And of course, Numerous bugfixes.

The complete list of changes can be found in the whatsnew.txt file included
in the distribution.

Where can it be downloaded ?
============================

The main download site is
www.freepascal.org/sdown.html

Here, you can select a mirror close to you. Please select a mirror, as the
main server is heavily loaded, but allow some time for the mirrors to be
up-to-date.

Installation packages are already available for
- Windows (with installer)
- Linux (Intel x86, AMD64, Sparc, PPC, ARM) : tar.gz and .rpm
- FreeBSD (Intel x86)
- OS/2
- Mac OS X (PPC)
- Mac OS Classic (PPC)
- Netware (Intel x86, native and libc)
Others will follow soon.

What is planned for the future ?
================================

- Fix more bugs.
- Support for dynamic libraries and run-time packages.
- Support for DispInterface (OLE binding on Windows).
- Improved optimizations.
- Improved threading.
- Internal assemblers/linker in the compiler.
- More platforms.
- Better Delphi compatibility.
- Even more documentation.


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