Issues 2.6.4

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Issues with 2.6.4 release candidates

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  1. cpu-os: IE209101221 while compiling XYZ.pas - r123456
  2. docs: missing description of XYZ
  3. readme.txt: wrong version number - r654321 (fpcbuild)

Issues with 2.6.4-rc1

  • make clean and make distclean don't clean anything in the package directories handled by fpmake (fastcgi and fcl-web) when FPC is a cross-compiler fixed r26844
  • document the issues on User_Changes_2.6.4 that triggered the changes performed in Lazarus
    • r40410 (already documented on User_Changes_Trunk),
    • r43275 Denied: fppkg/fpmake is beta in 2.6.x, not documented functionality.
    • r43371 Denied: Exact reason for this construct unknown. insertitem overload exists since rev 1?
  • cross-building broken r26134
  • packages/fcl-db/tests/dbtestframework.pas has compile errors:
 it is because there is used array constructor, which was introduced in FPC>=2.7.1
 solution is remove whole test TTestFieldTypes.TestOpenSpecialStatements from testfieldtypes.pas
Compiling testfieldtypes.pas
testfieldtypes.pas(1276,39) Error: Illegal qualifier
testfieldtypes.pas(1278,39) Error: Illegal qualifier
testfieldtypes.pas(1283,39) Error: Illegal qualifier
testfieldtypes.pas(1285,39) Error: Illegal qualifier
testfieldtypes.pas(1287,39) Error: Illegal qualifier
testfieldtypes.pas(2158,14) Warning: Class types "TSQLQuery" and "HackedDataset" are not related
testfieldtypes.pas(2164,14) Warning: Class types "TSQLQuery" and "HackedDataset" are not related
testfieldtypes.pas(2170,14) Warning: Class types "TSQLQuery" and "HackedDataset" are not related
testfieldtypes.pas(2327) Fatal: There were 5 errors compiling module, stopping
Fatal: Compilation aborted
Error: /home/pascaldev/264/bin/x86_64-linux/ppcx64 returned an error exitcode (normal if you did not specify a source file to be compiled)

( done in fixes26, mantis #25420, r26229)

  • Mantis 25464 (fpmake) (probably trailing backslash escaping a delimiter)

Merge requests

  • (marcov) r26008 has some potentially critical fix to iconvenc. fixes r26267
  • (marcov) r26171 adds minimal ycck support to fcl-image (only adds code for a specific case) r26325
  • (marcov) r26189 adds FPC_USE_LIBC termios support. Doesn't change anything when syscalls are used. (to give debian/kfreebsd a shot at fpc 2.6.4) fixes r26268
  • (marcov) r26199 fixes some FPC_USE_LIBC cases in linux.pp fixes r26268
  • (marcov) r26188,r262190 Mysql header support. part of fixes r26283

=> Note reiniero: will probably? need r26197 to get mysql56conn.pas and updated other mysql*conn? fixes r26322, r26323

  • (marcov) r26202 windows.geticmprofilew misses pointer for one argument. part of fixes r26283
  • (marcov) r26320 Unoverridable finherithandles in wince. Fix for the same problem as in mantis 22271, but now for wince. r26324
  • (reiniero) patch r25985_backported_to_2.4rc1.diff in mantis #25314 which backports a fix for TCustomBufDataset.InternalClose method crushes in case of TSQLQuery.IndexFieldNames not empty. Note: due to test suite not working couldn't test; however fpc compiled cleanly. Laco, could you review this one please? (Laco:patch looks ok to me) fixes r26274
  • (reiniero) Patch in fixes "packages/fcl-db/tests/dbtestframework.pas has compile errors" reported above Fixes r26229
  • (lacak) r26412 fixes parameter parsing in SQL if form "-:param" or "a->'...'" is used (regression introduced in 2.6.2)
  • (lacak) r26152 add support for backtick "`" as identifier delimiter (not critical)
  • (crossbuilder) r26574 0025412: Wrong parsing in TCustomApplication.CheckOptions
  • (crossbuilder) r26577 0024674: Getoptionvalue returns next option if no value is provided

Post RC1 merges