# BeOS port

This page describes the current status of the BeOS/Haiku port of Free Pascal.

## Current

Since FPC 2.4.0 there is official support for Haiku. The FPC release can be downloaded from here.

## In the past

Here are unofficial builds needed to compile Free Pascal on those platforms :

- BeOS : fpc-2.2.1.i386-beos.tar.gz
- Haiku : fpc-2.2.1.i386-haiku.tar.gz


Those compilers should compile "branches/fixes_2_2" and trunk.

What is missing is a specific target for haiku to use the native ld included in the development package instead of a R5 one. This work is in progress. Until then, the native ld could be used by replacing

LinkRes.Add('elf_i386_be');


by

LinkRes.Add('elf_i386_haiku');


in compiler/systems/t_beos.pas when compiling under Haiku.

The console mode IDE should work but compiling it with gdb support is more complicated (you will need to collect a lot of static libraries from the haiku build : libgdb.a and all its dependencies...).

Here is a snapshot of fpc 2.3.1 for Haiku (revision 11134) : fpc-2.3.1.i386-haiku.tar.gz

This snapshot contains the text mode IDE compiled with debugging support.