i don't know why the project-manager did switch back to 2012 ): on testing & trunk
Because of this i currently didn't merge the fixes to \testing.
I've tested 2044 on Linux32Bit + FPC2.6.0.
Remaining is now a Linux FPC2.7.1. Must i really download Debian, like Michal proposes? Or is there a FPC2.7.1 + Lazarus available for Linux too? I didn't find a compiled package )):
Although I use fresh Lazarus from trunk (I have two svn versions of Lazarus installed actually - fixes branch and trunk), I haven't built fpc myself (and yes, I am afraid that is what you have to do for fpc 2.7), I have only fpc 2.6.0 installed.
Building the compiler is not a trivial task I'm afraid - see: http://www.stack.nl/~marcov/buildfaq.pdf
However, there might be an easier way to build fpc from trunk -- Take a look at fpcup utility by Big Chimp and LudoB. I haven't tested it myself, though.