FPC development

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This article is dedicated to people who want to contribute to FPC. If you want to contribute to FPC, but you don't know how and what, then have a look at the list of open tasks.

Language related articles

Compiler development articles

RTL development articles

Release engineering

Compiler test suite

Improving language shootout results

Add Pascal programs to the Rosetta Code collection

Debugging - GDB tricks

SVN Migration

Mantis Bug tracking

Merging Lazarus and FPC

Changes which are likely to break existing code, must be documented here: User Changes Trunk

New FPC features (both new units and new compiler/language features) should be added to FPC New Features Trunk


Website migration

Operating systems support policy

For operating systems, support in FPC runs until any extended support period for the OS runs out (+ say 1 or 2 years grace period if there are no major problems with that). After that non-intrusive patches are committed, but no guarantees.

Source: http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=17755#c76935