[Lazarus] fpc version 2.6.1 source code

Bernd prof7bit at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 13:42:22 CEST 2012

2012/10/4 Eric Kom <erickom at metropolitancollege.co.za>:

> Please am looking for the free pascal compiler version 2.6.1 for linux.

2.6.1 is ongoing development, so strictly speaking there is no
definitive 2.6.1-version that will stay the same from now on, 2.6.1 is
the branch that will once become stable 2.6.2 release. All versions
from this branch currently carry the version number 2.6.1 but it will
receive patches from time to time and the "2.6.1" from today will not
be the same 2.6.1 from tomorrow.

But it still makes sense to use it, the way I recommend is to checkout
the branch from svn:

svn checkout http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/fpc/branches/fixes_2_6 fpc

and then svn up from time to time or every time you see new commits
coming to this branch. This is what many people do, this way you will
always have the most recent fixes for the stable 2.6.x line of
versions, its not as adventurous as being on the bleeding edge of on
trunk all the time, no bad surprises or huge changes are expected to
happen here, I am using it myself too.

There also exist complete downloads of snapshots, see this website for
some links and some more information:

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