Lazarus 1.8 fixes branch

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This page contains the revisions to be merged from trunk to the Lazarus 1.8 fixes branch.

This are only fixes made after the branch was created. For other fixes made since the previous release (1.6) see SVN and Lazarus 1.6 fixes branch

Release notes can be found here

Fixes for 1.8.0 RC1

Merge requests

Submitted by developer / committer and waiting for testing (do not commit yet)

Submitted by developer / committer

Submitted by others

Merged revisions for 1.8.0

Roadmap to 1.8.0

The release process will consist of the following steps.

  • Creation of the SVN 1.8 fixes branch. (ToDo 8 Apr 2017)

This is the start of the stabilization process before a new Lazarus release.

  • Release of 1.8.0 RC 1 (ToDo)

This will be the first Release Candidate. We would like to urge all users to test this version. The testing period is scheduled to last 2 weeks.

  • Release of 1.8.0 RC 2 (ToDo)

The testing period is scheduled to last 2 weeks.

  • Release of 1.8.0 RC 3 (maybe)

The testing period is scheduled to last 2 weeks.

  • Release of Lazarus 1.8 (ToDo)

Users can download the new stable version.


  • Menu item exists
  • Clear pcp directory and start IDE, a new project application with a form should be visible
  • Double click on form - a FormCreate event should be created
  • Check View / IDE internals / What needs building - no package should need building, only the project
  • Restart the IDE - there should be no warning about upgrading
  • Install the package cody, after restart the component palette should show the component TCodyTreeView

Tagging release

  • Set version in fixes_1_8 branch
    • open lazarus/lazarus.lpi in the IDE and change the version numbers in the project options dialog for RC1, for RC2, for RC3, for final
    • lazarus/ide/ 1.8.0RC1 for RC1, no spaces! (1.8.0 for final release)
    • lazarus/lcl/lclversion.pas for RC1, for RC2, ... for final
    • lclbase.lpk
    • lcl.lpk
    • lazarus/debian/changelog 1.8.0-1 for RC1, 1.8.0-2 for RC2, ... 1.8.0-4 for final
    • lazarus/
      • CFBundleShortVersionString "1.8.0"
      • CFBundleVersion 1 for RC1, 2 for RC2, 3 for RC3, 4 for final release
    • tools/install/linux/environmentoptions.xml same as
    • tools/install/win/environmentoptions.xml same as
    • tools/install/macos/environmentoptions.xml same as
    • check if lpl files needs updating by running ./tools/lplupdate -c
    • run ./tools/updatemakefiles
  • Tag fixes_1_8 branch to tags/release_1_8_0_RC1 (or tags/lazarus_1_8_0 for final release)
svn copy svn+ssh:// svn+ssh:// -m 'tagged 1.8.0RC1 as tags/lazarus_1_8_0_RC1'
  • Set version to next version in svn

How to merge

See Lazarus_1.0_fixes_branch#How_to_merge

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