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Author Topic: Lazarus 1.2 released  (Read 954 times)

Edvard

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Lazarus 1.2 released
« on: March 16, 2014, 11:43:52 PM »
Finally after 2 release candidates, the fateful day came on March 4th (I was a little *ahem* late to the news).

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The Lazarus team is glad to announce the release of Lazarus 1.2.

Downloads:
http://sourceforge.n...jects/lazarus/files/

SVN:
http://svn.freepasca...rus/tags/lazarus_1_2

Release notes:
http://wiki.lazarus...._1.2.0_release_notes

For those still skeptical, I and many others have found Lazarus to be a very capable IDE for ObjectPascal development, and yes Pascal is still a viable programming language (Delphi/ObjectPascal #15 at TIOBE!).  The only things I find really lacking (besides popularity) are good bindings for some common C++ libraries.  We're hard at work at it though, come join us!  
http://forum.lazarus...dex.php?action=forum

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Re: Lazarus 1.2 released
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 12:33:19 AM »
If you want to do 64-bit programming with Lazarus 1.2, be sure to read the README.txt file(s) in the SourceForge download folder - there's important information in them regarding add-ons that may to be installed and remaining issues with SEH on 64-bit binaries that might be built with Lazarus 1.2.

Those README.txt files in the SourceForge download folders don't seem to get put on your local system by the installer package.

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Re: Lazarus 1.2 released
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 01:17:18 AM »
Good point, thanks mwb.
IIRC, those issues are mainly concerning Windows, and I've been seeing around the 'net advice to stick with 32-bit programming for most common app development unless you need 64-bit for the numerical precision or memory handling. 
I do everything on Linux nowadays, though I have run into add-ons that had issues with 64-bit, most notably the BGRABitmap library, which has been fixed in the development branch.