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  1. Angus Robertson

    ICS V8.65 announced

    ICS V8.65 has been released at: http://wiki.overbyte.eu/wiki/index.php/ICS_Download ICS is a free internet component library for Delphi 7, 2006 to 2010, XE to XE8, 10 Seattle, 10.1 Berlin, 10.2 Tokyo, 10.3 Rio and 10.4 Sydney, and C++ Builder 2006 to XE3, 10.2 Tokyo, 10.3 Rio and 10.4 Sydney. ICS supports VCL and FMX, Win32, Win64 and MacOS 32-bit targets. The distribution zip includes the latest OpenSSL 1.1.1i win32, with other versions of OpenSSL being available from the download page. Major Changes in ICS V8.65 include: 1 - The ReadMe8.txt file has a new 'Getting Started with ICS' section listing the types of projects ICS may be used for, and suggesting the correct components to use, and their related sample applications for testing. This is recommended reading for anyone doing new ICS development since it discusses all the new high level components like TSslHttpRest added in the last few years which can reduce development effort considerably. It may also be viewed at: http://wiki.overbyte.eu/wiki/index.php/ICS_Getting_Started 2 - Added new TIcsRestEmail component that provides basic support for Google and Microsoft Outlook email REST APIs including OAuth2 login and refresh to get an access token for SMTP and POP3 XOAuth2 and 0AuthBearer authentication. TIcsRestEmail has methods to send and read email, to list IDs in a mailbox, read headers and message bodies by ID, send emails and delete emails. 3 - The SMPT, POP3 and MailQueue samples all now support XOAuth2 and 0AuthBearer authentication using the TIcsRestEmail component. The low level component call an event to get the authentication access token, which is provided by IcsRestEmail, together with a refresh token which is saved instead of a password. 4 - To access email using REST APIs or OAuth2/SMTP/POP3 an 'application account' needs to be created though the Google or Microsoft provider console. 5 - Added a new TIcsTwitter component and sample, requires a developer account from Twitter. Includes login to Twitter, send tweet, search tweets and get specific tweets, all responses are Json which the application needs to untangle. 6 - Improved TRestParams allowing them to save more Delphi types correctly without conversion to strings, and to save parameters in new formats. 7 - There are various OAuth2 improvements to make it easier to implement. Added several TOAuthUri records designed to set-up common OAuth2 account settings for providers like Google, Twitter, Microsoft and Sipgate, by using the LoadAuthUri method. 8 - TSimpleWebSrv continues to get less simple, it has aWebSrvIP2 property for a second address so it can listen on IPv4 and IPv6 at the same time, with and without SSL if necessary. Setting WebSrvIP to localhost sets both and [::1] so the browser OAuth2 redirect can choose IPv4 or IPv6. 9 - Made some improvements to SuperObject, used for Json creation and parsing. When parsing Json there are new functions that return a sensible error message about parse errors and the location. There is a new object type DateTime or DT which reads or writes TDateTime to avoid the application needing to do the ISO string conversion. Json can now be parsed to a depth of 64 levels. 10 - Rewrote and improved the way ICS reads SSL/TLS certificates and bundles, simplifying code that has got partly duplicated over the years as new methods were added, and improving error handling so the infamous stack error should no longer appear, instead more useful messages. All certificate files are now written with the UTF8 character set for the added comments that may include non-ASCII characters. 11 - All the ICS root bundles are now created cleanly by an application, rather than mostly manually by copy and editing, to reduce errors. This fixed four corrupted root certificates in the older bundles, see http://wiki.overbyte.eu/wiki/index.php/FAQ_SSL/TLS_Certificate_Authority_Root_Stores 12 - Previously the Jose unit offered functions primarily for client JWS/JWT REST applications, it now includes extra functions for REST servers to check and verify the JWS/JWT sent by clients. The Jose sample application has new tests for JWS/JWT, and to parse and display Json. 13 - Added a new Multi Host FTP Server sample using IcsHosts. Really designed to be a Windows service application. It supports multiple SSL hosts with multiple listeners, can order it's own SSL certificates and will create self signed certificates for any missing, and will email status information and errors to an administrator. 14 - Fixed a long term external SSL session cache issue in some components and samples that meant if an SSL handshake fails due to a bad certificate or chain, it is necessary to remove the SSL session from cache so an immediate retry does not succeed by skipping the certificate checks. This is only a short term issue, because the cache is usually cleared after a few minutes. This will effect any client applications using the external SSL session cache including HTTPS. 15 - Increased the TCP send and receive buffer size to 64K in all components and samples, and generally don't allow it to be set lower. Unfortunately the default buffer size never kept up with faster internet speeds which meant some components transferred data slowly. 16 - Made some improvements ordering SSL/TLS certificates. Made Windows Server DNS updating using WMI more robust so wild card Acme orders work reliably. 17 - Made some internal changes loading OpenSSL, to avoid the two DLLs being loaded from different directories and to give better exceptions if they are missing. More detailed release notes are at: http://wiki.overbyte.eu/wiki/index.php/ICS_V8.65
  2. David Heffernan

    Images in High DPI, how?

    If you can't change anything, I wonder what this topic is about. Is it a thought experiment?
  3. Developer Machines pleased to announce that the first beta version of the new FireDocking 1.0 beta 1 component for Delphi Firemonkey has been released. In the current preview version, the following features of docked panels are implemented, which will be included in the final version: the ability to detach the panel and make it floating on the screen, or hide the panels along the edges of the form and make them as the Auto-Hide panels. Support for double click at the panel's title bar (detach the panel or return it to the memorized place). Split pane containers and tabbed pane containers support without restrictions. The component supports the ability to hide the central docking area, thereby providing the concept - dock anywhere. The component supports any themes and styles that come with Delphi RAD Studio. FireDocking can be deployed to any FMX.TControl inside the app. One application can have several independent docking frameworks deployed on a different FMX.TControl if needed. Also presented is a simple design-time package for Delphi IDE, which allows you put on the docking manager onto the FMX form. Note, the current version does not contain the following features that will be included into the final version - the ability to save and restore docking layout to/from XML file and MacOS support. You can download a preview beta version here - FireDockingInstaller1.0.0b1_RAD_Sydney_10.4Trial.exe P.S. The implementation of the component structure is made on the basis of our other docking component for Qt.C++ - QtitanDocking. However, FireDocking is a complex FMX component developed entirely in Delphi-Pascal. Sincerely, Developer Machines https://www.devmachines.com
  4. Uwe Raabe

    A library path manager...

    That is exactly what I tried to address with Package Magician. Unfortunately some poorly programmed packages just refuse to unload correctly, which sabotages the task of Package Magician.
  5. Dave Nottage

    XCode 12 compile error

    Tools|GetIt Package Manager. In Categories, filter by Patches and Hotfixes: Unless the patch has been fixed by now, you need to also download the latest PAServer. Please see: https://delphiworlds.com/2020/12/apple-patch-re-patched/
  6. Angus Robertson

    Compile fixes

    All your changes, and some other USE_SSL issues, were in SVN last night. The final release is today once I complete the documentation. Angus