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fpc (2.4.0-2) unstable; urgency=low

  [ Abou Al Montacir ]
  * Fixed build dependencies on fp-compiler (>= 2.2.4-5). (Closes:Bug#570591)
  * Added dependency on ${misc:Depends} as required for packages using
  * Removed pre-dependency on dpkg (>= 1.10.24).
  * Fixed spell errors removing lintian warning.
  * Fixed dependencies of fp-units-math package. (Closes:Bug#567574)
  * Bumped standard version to 3.8.4.
  * Updated lintian override files.
  [ Stefan Kisdaroczi ]
  * Fixed Pred and Succ functions. (Closes: Bug#569023)

fpc (2.4.0-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release with many fixes and new features offering a nice
  collection of new functionality and bug fixes.
  * New platforms:
    - Mac OS X/PowerPC64
    - Mac OS X/x86_64
    - Mac OS X/ARM (iPhone)
  * Compiler changes:
    - Support for Delphi-style resource handling
    - Whole-program optimization infrastructure, which initially supports
  program devirtualization and unused virtual method removal
    - Much faster compilation of units containing many type-sections
    - The ability to suppress individual hints/warnings/notes
    - Several improvements to the DWARF debug information generation
    - Fixes to the generics support
    - Fixes to the interface delegation (implements) support
    - Improved cpu register allocation
    - Improved ARM/EABI support
  * RTL changes:
    - Linearly scaling multi-threaded memory manager
    - Support for (advisory) file locking on Unix-based platforms
    - when using the SysUtils file creation/opening routines
    - Support for ANSI ISO Extended Pascal ReadStr/WriteStr
    - A UnicodeString type that, while not yet equivalent to Delphi 2009's
    UnicodeString type, offers reference counted UnicodeString support on
    the Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and Beos/Haiku platforms.
  * Packages changes:
    - Many improvements to the XML units
    - Many improvements to the database units
    - Updated the common Mac OS X Pascal interfaces to r241, including
    header a translation of the CFNetwork framework
    - The zipper unit now works correctly on big endian platforms
  * Added a patch fixing building documentation on Debian systems.
  * Included quilt.make in rules file. (Closes: Bug#538552)
  * Packaged news utility program (fpclasschart) poducing a class tree from
    source files.
  * Removed duplicate section field.
  * Fixed fp-units-i386 package short description.
  * Removed unneeded override rule.
  * Added doc-base file for fp-compiler package.
  * Fixed lintian warnings related to spell errors.
  * Fixed upgrade breakage from 2.2.4-3 caused by moving files from fp-units-gfx
    to fp-units-multimedia. (Closes: Bug#565167)
 -- Matthias Klumpp <email address hidden>   Fri,  05 Mar 2010 22:50:31 +0000

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