Lazarus 0.9.26 released

The Lazarus team is glad to announce the 0.9.26 release. This release
is based on fpc 2.2.2.

This release can be downloaded from the sourceforge download page:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=89339

Highlights / Major changes:
- The LCL now uses Unicode strings UTF-8 encoded on all platforms.
There are docs, tools and functions to help converting old code.
- The LCL internal graphic system was rewritten for more consistency,
more flexibility, better Delphi compatibility, icon support, native
image lists.
- Lazarus now runs native under Mac OS X using the 'carbon' widgetset.
- The IDE designer now allows to connect form components, like
databases on TDataModule.

This time there were more than 3900 improvements and bug fixes in 11 months. For comparison: 0.9.24 was about half the changes in 8 months.

The list of changes can be found here:
http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/Lazarus_0.9.26_release_notes

And several thousand fixes and minor improvements.

Posted by Vincent Snijders 2008-10-15

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