Linked by DaniŽl Mantione on Mon 16th May 2005 18:38 UTC
General Development After five years of development, Free Pascal 2.0 is ready. With the new compiler, its authors believe they are ready to become a larger open source development platform. In the MS-DOS world, Pascal was one of the major programming languages and is by means of Borland Delphi an important programming language in the Windows world. In the open source world, Free Pascal is the leading Pascal compiler and while open source is a bit biased using the C language, the Pascal language has a lot to offer to open source programmers.
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Project usability
by Anonymous on Mon 16th May 2005 23:53 UTC

Pascal was always good for a quick start but like all Open source projects Freepascal is somehow cryptic to new users.

This must not be, but GNU Pascal has even a more bloathed interface with the world. The mozilla page redesign shows what can be done to attract users.

Lazarus is a very ambitious project, so I hope it will now get a boost as it slowly completes.