It was a while since it was last mentioned here a new version of the Free Pascal compiler, that now reaches version 2.6.2, as announced by Rugxulo at the developer's forum. It was a DOS flavour, that runs under the GO32v2 extender. Read more here: http://www.freepascal.org/
The new features include, amongst others:
Improvements and fixes for the ARM architecture
New package fpindexer (indexing engine)
Support for observer pattern added to fcl-base (and base classes in RTL)
Lots and lots fixes and improvements for fcl-db
Support for JSON dataset added among others
Fixes and improvements for fcl-passrc (and fpdoc)
Updates for PTCPas and gtk2
fpmkunit improvements (better support for future switch to fpmake)
Several fixes for x11
Several fixes for winunits (and winceunits)
Improvements to the NativeNT target (newly introduced as alpha in 2.6.0)
Many fixes for OpenBSD and NetBSD (considered in beta state now)
Internal ELF writer supported for more BSD targets
Fixes and improvements for gba and nds
See the changelog for the list of reported bugs which have been fixed
in this release.
Downloads are available from the download page (mirrors should follow soon).
Some archives are still being uploaded
A list of changes that may require changes to existing code is also available.