There was no major release since a long time,but the project has always been maintained for 7 years now.
In honor of the new version of Firebird, I decided to release this new version of UIB in 2.5.
There have been many changes to support Unicode for Delphi 2009 to XE.
UIB is optimized to fully exploit Firebird 2.5.
ps: if you don’t know what UIB is , here is the description (archive.org link)
current page for UIB is https://github.com/hgourvest/uib
Here is a good howto create an Lazarus Application with Firebird Embedded and ZeosLib components .Original Article is in Portuguese
vsnijders just announced version 0.9.28 of Lazarus on freshmeat.net.
The major changes are as follows:
In this major release, the IDE has many source editor improvements like display
of “double width” fonts (such as Eastern, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic), better
code folding, highlighting, syncro editing, and persistent blocks. The debugger
has assembler windows, easier exception handling, and breakpoint properties. The
LCL now uses GTK2 as the default widgetset on Linux and BSD and includes the
TMonitor class for multi-monitor support. Refactoring of LCL reduced the minimum
size of executables by about 15%. The support of TFrame support has improved, so
you can visually nest designers in the IDE.
Part two of the Delphi and pagination article , this time with TCollections
In my previous article, I wrote about a method to paginate data shown in a ListView.
Now, I want to extend its reach by replacing TDataSets by TCollections.
Via Leonardo’s Delphi and FreePascal blog
This is one of those things I needed for ages, but didn’t bothered to implement
because I thought it could require an unnecessary amount of work, and allways
opted for a less perfectionist method.
I’m talking about a method to retrieve data in Pages, then browse it in a ListView
transparently for the user.
The changes in this release are as follows:
The LCL now uses Unicode strings encoded as UTF-8 on all platforms.
Lazarus now runs natively under Mac OS X using the “Carbon” widget
set. The LCL internal graphic system was rewritten for more
consistency, more flexibility, better Delphi compatibility, icon
support, and native image lists. The IDE designer now allows you to
connect form components, like databases on TDataModule.
Lazarus can be used with Firebird and there are many components to choose UIB, Zeos , FbLib , PDO…
Here is the tutorial with screenshots in French , but from images you can follow the lazarus wizzards and it should be ok in any language
The list of open issues for Lazarus 0.9.26 is getting smaller by the day. Most are fixed. Some are re-targeted to 0.9.28, if we estimate it takes too long fix them now. Some are re-targeted to 1.0.0, if closer inspection turns out the bug is not a regression.
Some issue are in the status feedback. This means that the Lazarus developers are waiting for information from the issue reporters to be able to fix the issue or for confirmation that the bug already has been fixed in the meantime. I’d like to ask people who have submitted bug to check their reports and give the necessary feedback.
If you don’t want to have nasty surprises, when Lazarus 0.9.26 is released, grab one of the snapshots and test it.
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The Free Pascal team is pleased to announce that version 2.2.2 is
released and available for download for all major platforms
A list of major changes is available Here.
Lazarus Ide is now included in Ubuntu Hardy/Intrepid and can be easily be installed and then can work with Firebird