Project Release Information
This is a bugfix release.
This release is based on the new fpc 2.6.0 release and contains a number of backported bugfixes.
This release is based on fpc 2.4.2 and contains a large number of new features.
This release fixes compiling a test application without saving (missing project1.lrs). The Lazarus directory is now set correctly by the deb package. Some other small fixes are also included.
In this major release, the IDE has many source editor improvements like display of "double width" fonts (such as Eastern, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic), better code folding, highlighting, syncro editing, and persistent blocks. The debugger has assembler windows, easier exception handling, and breakpoint properties. The LCL now uses GTK2 as the default widgetset on Linux and BSD and includes the TMonitor class for multi-monitor support. Refactoring of LCL reduced the minimum size of executables by about 15%. The support of TFrame support has improved, so you can visually nest designers in the IDE.