"The Lazarus team is glad to announce the release of:
At this important stage the current team would like to thank all the past and current people who were involved in getting us here.
- Thanks also go to the FPC team for providing the compiler that makes it all possible.
- Special thanks go to the founders of the project who started Lazarus more than a decade ago in 1999: Cliff Baeseman, Shane Miller and Michael A. Hess.
- A history of developers involved can be found at http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/History. And a list of the many contributors comes with the distribution.
The release is available for download at the SourceForge download page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/lazarus/files/
Choose your CPU, OS, distro and then the "Lazarus 1.0" directory.
Windows: 98, 2k, XP, Vista, 7, 32 or 64bit
FreeBSD/Linux: gtk 2.8 or qt4.5, 32 or 64bit
Mac OS X: 10.4, LCL only 32bit, non LCL apps can be 64bit
This release has been built with fpc 2.6.0 (the former release 0.9.30.4 was built with that too).
The svn tag is http://svn.freepascal.org/svn/lazarus/tags/lazarus_1_0
The list of changes: http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/Lazarus_1.0_release_notes
Pascal has a special place in my heart as I loved Delphi back in the day. I still love the idea of a single exe distribution, no runtimes, frameworks, redists, etc (without hurting my brain with C/C++).
While I doubt I'm going to do much with this, I still think it's cool...
As you can see, this has a common cross-platform kind of feel (i.e. floating windows, not MDI/Tab like Windows users are mostly used too).
I have to say, it launches fricken fast... :)