[Lazarus] Free Pascal 2.4.2 released!

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Sat Nov 13 10:49:03 CET 2010


we have placed a new major release of the Free Pascal
Compiler, version 2.4.2 on our ftp-servers.

Changes that may break backwards compatibility are documented at:

Downloads are available at:

the main FTP server at


and mirrors like


and sourceforge.


The Free Pascal Compiler Team

                            Free Pascal Compiler

                                Version 2.4.2

                              What's New in 2.4.2

Free Pascal 2.4.2 contains many fixes and a few new features. Most bugfixes
in the RTL and packages before june 2010 have been merged.

Please also see http://wiki.freepascal.org/User_Changes_2.4.2 for a list
of changes which may affect the behaviour of previously working code, and
how to cope with these changes.

Some highlights are:

  * Support D2006+ FOR..IN, with some FPC specific enhancements. Refer to
     http://wiki.freepascal.org/for-in_loop for more information
  * Support for sealed and abstract classes.

  * Many improvements to the XML units
  * Many improvements to the database units
  * Many improvemnets to the chm units

  * Long term bug in OS/2 implementation of unit Video finally fixed which
    among others allows inclusion of the text-mode IDE (without debugger)
    for this platform as part of the distribution again.

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

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