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  1. That is outrageous. Especially for older versions which were sold as a perpetual license. Now it seems that customers cannot legitimately continue to use software they own and have paid for. Is Delphi ransomware now?
  2. Bump Me Delphi One More Time (Sung to the tune of Baby One More Time) Oh Delphi, Delphi Oh Delphi, Delphi Oh Delphi, Delphi how was I supposed to know That something wasn't right here Oh Delphi, Delphi I shouldn't have nuked Windows And now you're out of sight, yeah Show me how to contact Team B Tell me Delphi 'cause I need to use Project Jedi Your installing is killing me (and I) I must confess I need a bump (need a bump) Using EDN I lose my mind I'm in a bind Bump me Delphi one more time Oh Delphi, Delphi The reason I reinstall? The IDE is locked up Oh 'spensive Delphi There's nothing that I wouldn't pay To get out of this cock-up Show me where to send the money Tell me Delphi 'cause I need to compile, all because Your policies are killing me (and I) I must confess I now believe (now believe) Dropping my subscription wasn't fine Here's dollar signs Bump me Delphi one more time Oh Delphi, Delphi Oh Delphi, Delphi Yeah, Oh Delphi, Delphi how was I supposed to know Oh 'spensive Delphi, that Popov needed the dough I must confess, that Oxygene is looking so good now Don't you know I still believe That I'm screwed and how EDN be kind Bump me Popov one more time Your Code Insight is killing me (and I) I must confess I still believe (still believe) One more squiggly line I'll lose my mind VS' looking fine Bump me Delphi one more time I must confess, that your buggy mess is killing me now Don't you know I'm still locked in I see with clarity Can't wait til FPC reaches feature parity Bump me Delphi one last time
  3. David Heffernan

    FastMM4 and False Positives

    The component vendor is applying a development methodology known as "wishful thinking". FastMM4 doesn't get this wrong.
  4. As an aside to this. What happens if Emba goes bust? are we all just locked out of the software? I have an active subscription but I'm of the opinion that this change makes using Delphi a very risky choice as Emba seem prepared to cut us off from using the software we own. Why can't we just move an activation from one machine to another without needing to go through the process of phoning in to ask permission?
  5. pyscripter

    What's the state of JCL/JVCL?

    Andreas Hausladen. Obones and and a few others have been quite active in maintaining JCL/JVCL. Although, there are no recent releases the recommended installation procedure involves using the GitHub master. See https://github.com/project-jedi/jcl for details. JCL/JVCL support all Delphi versions including the most recent ones. There have been tens of commits fixing warnings and minors bugs over the last few months (https://github.com/project-jedi/jcl/commits/master) There are masses of gems in both JCL and JVCL that are still worth using in production code.
  6. Ondrej Kelle

    How do you deal with git conflict annotations added to DFM files

    In case of lack of authority, proceed with slapping until the desired level is achieved. 🙂
  7. Bill Meyer

    RadStudio Roadmap 2019

    Worth watching for insights into the value of a language server:
  8. See my comment to Atanas: https://community.idera.com/developer-tools/b/blog/posts/from-the-gm-new-updates-and-changes-to-the-registration-bumps-policy?CommentId=7816b564-c240-4ad1-ad95-a79bdacd479c
  9. Its easy to build an automated "training device" with this Bluetooth stuff, RadServer for IoT, GIT and a CI-Server. https://www.amazon.com/PetSafe-Smart-Bluetooth-Training-Collar/dp/B01K73MUTI (If you google somewhat deeper you will find versions with high voltage electroshock too ). (I like to get one for myself sometimes, to get a shock whenever I did something wrong).
  10. Sometimes your program needs to block the screen saver from automatically kicking in. My use case was that the program was recording data and whenever the screen saver was active, the data was lost (No idea why, it probably had something to do with the way HID is implemented in Windows.) So I was looking for a way to fix that without forcing the user to turn off the screen saver. The methods that used to work under Windows XP no longer work in Windows 7 and later (I don’t care about Vista), so I googled and found this question on StackOverflow. The Windows API functions PowerCreateRequest + PowerSetRequest mentioned in the highest voted answer looked promising. Unfortunately they don’t seem bo be available in Delphi read on in my blog post
  11. dummzeuch

    Saving a large project takes soooo Loooonnnnggg..

    The CPU sitting at 13% probably means that something is using one core at 100%. So I would not subscribe to this view: Have you tried to disable all IDE extensions to check whether it is caused by one of these?
  12. Had thought this may come at some time so now only have one legacy app running in Delphi. Realise it is not practical for many of you but I have ported newer apps to Lazarus / mORMot. Not as elegant, or feature rich as Delphi, but works for me and there are no licencing issues. Feel comfortable with that decision now Idera have made this announcement.
  13. I am not sure they would get away with that - at least here in Germany. As long as the customer actually paid for the perpetual license (this excludes the CE), the ability to use it legally cannot be prohibited just because there is no current support contract. At least a reasonable fee for the registration bump would perhaps be acceptable, but definitely not denying it completely.
  14. If this is true, then Embarcadero is not anymore a Partner you can trust.
  15. John Kouraklis

    OrangeUI

    Whereas you feel safe with American companies which hand over everything on you to NSA and FBI as they do not risk to end up in jail. Come on, OrangeUI is probably an individual who sells his product. I am sure all of us have bought components from such individuals in the past. And, really, would you feel more comfortable if the site was in English and the download link was a direct file? or if the domain was orangeui.com?
  16. See this answer from Embarcadero to a customer who wants to increase the registration count: Reinstalling Windows without re-registering Delphi Update : The linked message was deleted by a moderator. Only visitors with enough reputation can view the original message.
  17. timfrost

    Saving a large project takes soooo Loooonnnnggg..

    Sysinternals tools may give you a clue as to what is happening. Process Monitor filtered on the Delphi process will show you if the active thread is busy accessing the file system or the registry, and Process Explorer will display the active threads of the process and can snapshot the stack of each one - it can show much more information about the process than Task Manager.
  18. Markus Kinzler

    RadStudio Roadmap 2019

    The better thing would be switching to Vulkan. One solution for all platforms (Windows, Linux, Android: native, macOS and ios via MoltenVK (included in Vulkan SDK).
  19. Uwe Raabe

    Bug: anonymous methods in procedure list

    Oops - missed the group...
  20. Yes, but that would include you have some developers at the hand and a development tool. Maybe Emba did not know any developer nor any developer tool, maybe
  21. I checked the German license and there is no such thing that would a) mention any registration limit in the first place or b) state that increasing that limit is actually part of the support.
  22. The history of stupid licensing conditions in the USA is as old as shrink-wrapped EULAs. The one ray of hope was the original Borland "just like a book" policy.
  23. Stefan Glienke

    How do you deal with git conflict annotations added to DFM files

    Well if you are working with ignoramuses you have to get the bigger guns out and install some commit hooks to prevent them from committing unresolved conflicts. Google will help you finding out how that works.
  24. MiTeC Portable Executable Reader is based on TObject class and contains complete interface for reading executable file properties and structures. It is compatible with PE32 (Portable Executable), PE32+ (64bit), NE (Windows 3.x New Executable) and VxD (Windows 9x Virtual Device Driver) file types. .NET executables are supported too. It enumerates introduced classes, used units and forms for files compiled by Borland/CodeGear/Embarcadero compilers. Here are enumerated structures that are evaluated: DOS, File, Optional and CLR headers CLR Metadata streams Sections Directories Imports Exports Resources .NET Metadata Load Config Debug Thread Local Storage Exceptions Units Forms Packages Classes Package flags Version Info Compiler and packer/protector identification PE Reader class capabilities are perfectly demonstrated by MiTeC EXE Explorer application.
  25. David Heffernan

    The Android 64bit deadline warnings have started

    Sure it's down to a lack of resources. But that's a consequence of expanding to new platforms. Each additional platform comes with a maintenance cost. That cost is paid for out of revenue. The bulk of the revenue comes from customers that are using the legacy platforms. If Emba continue to neglect their core business (Windows development tools) then eventually customers will look elsewhere.
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