[Lazarus] Free Pascal 2.4.2 released!

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at gmail.com
Sat Nov 13 23:45:39 CET 2010

On Sat, 13 Nov 2010 23:07:03 +0100, Sven Barth
<pascaldragon at googlemail.com> wrote:

>On 13.11.2010 22:53, Bo Berglund wrote:
>> I downloaded the win32 installer from the ftp site and started it.
>> While in the setup dialogs I found that it installs what it calls the
>> FPC IDE and asks if I want to set file associations to point to the
>> IDE.
>> Question:
>> Does this mean that it installs a new version of lazarus as well???
>> If not, what is the FPC IDE? Another development environment???
>The FPC IDE is the text mode IDE maintained by the FPC team itself 
>(Lazarus is a separate but closely related project). The IDE resembles 
>the Turbo Pascal IDE, but has some modern features as well.
>You can install it without any conflicts with Lazarus. It's inside the 
>%FPCINSTALLDIR%\bin\i386-win32\ folder and named "fp.exe".
>You should not associate the source files with FP IDE though if you 
>prefer Lazarus.
>> I was about to install fpc into c:\Programs\lazarus\fpc\2.4.2, but now
>> I am not so sure because of the confusing dialogs. :-(
>> The c:\Programs\lazarus\fpc\2.2.4 folder was where the Lazarus
>> installer deposited the fpc version 2.2.4, so I figured that I could
>> put 2.4.2 in parallel to that version in folder 2.4.2.
>You can install into that folder without problems. As said the two IDEs 
>won't conflict with each other (except the file associations, but most 
>applications have a similar problem ^^).

Thanks for the clarification!
I will go ahead and install fpc, then change the compiler location in
Lazarus and recompile it and go from there. :-)

Bo Berglund

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