Running Cheetah

Lazarus version 0.9.30 released

April 1, 2011

The Lazarus team released a new version of their IDE for Free Pascal. Version 0.9.30 is the next release and a new step towards the 1.0 release.


The official announcement of the release can be found here. The release notes are here. Some highlights are:

  • Layout and autosizing is now more consistent across widgetsets,
    overhead was reduced, improved cross platform layouts and complex forms.

  • Support for FPC resources:
    You can now use {$R *.lfm} instead of {$i unit1.lrs}.

  • The Delphi converter has improved a lot.

  • Build modes, build macros and conditionals now allows
    different sets of compiler options for projects and packages.

  • When creating a new project the default unit output directory
    is now lib/$(TargetCPU)-$(TargetOS). Target file name is project1.

Java-bytecode target  added to the Free Pascal compiler.

August 20, 2011

A new target has been added to Free Pascal compiler. It is now possible to compile applications to Java bytecode. This means that these Free Pascal applications can run in a Java Virtual Machine (JVM), so that it can run on any platform that has Java support.

Dutch Pascal conference 2011.

June 12, 2011

After the success from last year, the Dutch Pascal Users Group organizes the second Dutch Pascal Conference on June 18th. Last year it was mainly focused on Lazarus, this year there will also be some topics about Delphi.