Detailed 2.4.0 Todo
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This todo is for people working on fpc to write down what they want to do till 2.4.0 is released. It's not a wishlist what shall be done. Feature requests etc. should be added to mantis.
- Document changes potentially affecting currently working code to User Changes 2.4.0 (all)
- Document regcal stack parameter order change
- Document val change regarding the handling of #0
- Use fppkg for package repository (Micha)
- Fix bugs with target 2.4.0
packages (Florian/Peter) Module handling rewrite (Peter/Florian) Crosscompiling to Mac OS X(Marco, been done, but not end user ready)
- dispinterfaces (Florian)
- improve HTML rendering of IDE (Florian/Tomas(?))
Internal linker for ELF platforms?
- generics support (Florian)
- Fix all testsuite failures which are in 2.1.x but not in 2.0.x (all)
- bug fixing (all)
- Ansistrings/widestrings should show in gdb as string, not address. We can achieve this by emitting debug information for zero terminated strings.
- Fix -pg gprof support.
- Use fpmake for building (Michael/Peter)
- get an initial set of packages for often used pkgs. (during RC'ing?)
- 64-bit file support for Solaris (?)
- 64-bit file support for MacOS (?)
- 64-bit file support for Netwlibc (?)
Fix get_caller_frame stuff for code without stackframes(Jonas)
- ARM badly needs mod/divide helpers in assembler
- basic template unit (map and list) (Neli)
- Make decision about threading in Linux (NTPL, unit libc) (bug 6280) (???, Marco is willing to help with the implementation)
- fix internal ThreadManager inconsistencies (Ales?, March 31? - probably not)
- DB: Restructure the db-testsuite (Joost)
- DB: bufdataset: implement calculated fields (Joost)
- DB: bufdataset: implement in-memory-filtering (Joost)
- DB: bufdataset: make it possible to use bufdataset directly, thus not only it's descendents. (like TClientDataset) (Joost)
- DB: bufdataset: save and read datapackets as XML (Joost)
- DB: sqldb: improve speed by fetching more then one record at a time (Joost)
- DB: sqldb: add the ability to make plugins (Joost)
- DB: sqldb: a backup and restore plugin for firebird (Joost)
- DB: sqldb: revise the TSQLScript component (2.4.0 ? Joost)
- If possible: set up a test-suite for the fcl, like the db-testsuite. In such a way thet it can be used automatically, just like the compiler test-suite (Joost)
- Check and modify compile options window to reflect all new 2.2 compiler options.
- Update runtime error list.
- CHM distribution. (Switch textmode IDE docs to CHM?)
- Packages that use widestring, but are not com related should change to tunicodestring (or maybe RTLSTRING), e.g. xmlcfg*.pp