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HELP! We need a new site.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Pascale Jun 19.

Exceptions in OS/2
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tomas Hajny Feb 13, 2011.

Updating the RTL
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Stefan Weber (AH) Mar 30, 2009.

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Tony Pascale replied to Allan Mertner's discussion HELP! We need a new site.
"I think Facebook would be better and it would give more access and awareness to VP. Just set it up so when they join they have to answer a question to get in."
Jun 19
Tony Pascale commented on Allan Mertner's blog post End of Free Ning - What To Do?
"Do Wordpress with bbpres forums and buddypress for the profiles."
Dec 19, 2016
Marco van de Voort replied to Allan Mertner's discussion HELP! We need a new site.
"facebook is a nono for me."
Oct 12, 2016
Simon replied to Allan Mertner's discussion HELP! We need a new site.
"Perhaps a very basic Google Sites website could be set up, with basic info, e.g. download link, plus perhaps a FAQ page? It could then possibly have a link to a Facebook group that could be moderated by the community? That way at least there would…"
Oct 11, 2016
Marco van de Voort replied to Allan Mertner's discussion Do you have a small bugfix?
"See www.vpascal.com/news.php">http://web.archive.org/web/20051229123611/www.vpascal.com/news.php"
Oct 6, 2016
Tony Pascale replied to Allan Mertner's discussion Do you have a small bugfix?
"Why did VP development stop anyway?"
Oct 6, 2016
Allan Mertner replied to Allan Mertner's discussion HELP! We need a new site.
"I have considered those and they are fine options, but I do not want to be the one who sets it up and maintains it - it will take some effort to do that I can't manage."
Sep 8, 2016
Portos replied to Allan Mertner's discussion HELP! We need a new site.
"Have you considered for a free bbforum, maybe wordpress or free blog"
Sep 8, 2016

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I am the last custodian of Virtual Pascal, originally it was written by Vitaly Miryanov who I suspect is the only one who really knows how it all works :)
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End of Free Ning - What To Do?

I have just seen the news that Ning is in trouble, have laid off 40% of staff, and will end Free Ning sites (such as this one) in 2 months time, early July 2010.



The cheapest option for retaining this site is $20/year - and it will probably be fine. That option has a maximum of 150 members, and we today have 116 here at vpascal, without large growth prospects.



Do you know of an alternative that it's easy to port to? Do you care if vpascal.ning.com disappears? Or would you like… Continue

Posted on May 4, 2010 at 11:09pm — 8 Comments

Spammers

For some reason, spammers think that by creating 100 fake accounts and having them all post ads for products that help against erectile dysfunction, they are somehow going to get through to customers.



The reality is that all they do is to destroy small communities like this one...



I have just deleted a ton of spam accounts - if I deleted a real one by accident, I am sorry!



I have also added a step whereby I have to approve new members so this should be a problem… Continue

Posted on January 14, 2010 at 7:55pm — 1 Comment

Downloading VP

I still get the occasional email from someone that wants to download VP, and it's clearly not obvious how to do so.


Let me point you to the forum thread that has the latest VP build attached to it, and also points to a few mirrors: Virtual Pascal Download Forum Topic


Happy downloading!
Allan

Posted on October 9, 2008 at 8:00am

New VP community

After the main Virtual Pascal site went down 2 years or so ago, I have occasionally received email from someone that wants to know what is up with VP - and I didn't have a good answer other than "sorry".



With this new site, there will once again be a platform for users of VP to communicate, share ideas, files and thoughts - I encourage you to use it.



I don't intend to do any more with VP than I have before, but will occasionally have a look to see how it goes.



VP… Continue

Posted on July 3, 2007 at 7:37pm — 3 Comments

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 9:40pm on July 3, 2007, Tomas Hajny said…
Hello,

I seem to have been the fastest one. ;-) Nice to hear from you again...

Some time ago (after you sent the official "death certificate" of VP), I sent you an e-mail asking about possibility to get access to the part of source code related to OS/2 debugger (assuming that it this code may be royalty free). This would be primarily targeted to getting support for debugging OS/2 with FPC IDE.

Similarly, code supporting reading and creation of .OBJ files plus the linker code (supporting LX format creation) might be interesting too (at least for reference).

Would you be willing (and able - depending on the licence terms you had with fPrint) to provide access to this part of source code?

Thanks

Tomas
At 10:02pm on July 3, 2007, Juergen Heuser said…
Hello Allan,

good news, that vpascal seems not to be dead!

Is there any chance that you will compile an actual version of vpascal? (Or publish your personal version ...) My special interest is only for the command line version (OS/2 and Win32).

Jürgen
At 1:48pm on July 4, 2007, Marco van de Voort said…
Hi Allan.

FPC is trying to push out a new major version, 2.2 on a fairly short term (months). It completes most of the missing Delphi functionality, at least in potential. (IOW after bugfixes).

The main point still missing is packages. (and DLLs in general could use some attention)
At 9:55pm on July 8, 2007, Chris Goulden said…
Hello Allan

There is nothing wrong with Virtual Pascal that I can find thus far. I had already tried GNU Pascal, and Free Pascal, and this was the first I could get to work first time in Windows XP SP2 without needing addition bits like Cygwin.dll or mingw32. I have compiled my first three easy novice tests successfully.

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