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  1. Fr0sT.Brutal

    Free SQLite -> Interbase tool?

    https://www.clevercomponents.com/products/datapump/index.asp + SQLite ODBC driver
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    FTPServer Beginner

    In your scheme with tokens FTP is useless IMHO. Do everything with HTTP. You'd have to use custom clients anyway (to utilize token stuff) so no sense in FTP at all. Alternatively, you can really deal with temporary logins and folders personal for each user. This way FTP is fine and any standard client could be used. Expiration could be done by the moment of last activity
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    Front-end vs Back-end question

    Hoorray, pretty short post from David :)))) I think whether divide apps or not depends on 0) Architecture If user = admin sometimes then any other factors are unrelated, just do what you like. 1) Security If a user doesn't possess admin interface binary, it couldn't inspect what you probably want to hide 2) Use-case How the admin app is to be used. Whether it could be run from the same PC as user app? How frequently? Whether an admin could occasionally copy the app to machine to do some things or it will be very unhandy? Anyway it's very generic subject. Without an architecture of a system the questions will be just a set of preferences...
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    Something the comunity should be aware of

    If the subject is just about setup ISOs then they are likely remain in torrents. Emba could setup its own initial seeder if they're worrying about bandwidth but still care of old customers. If not, old ISOs will still live in torrents but without Emba.
  5. Surprisingly, ARC <> GC
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    app logins

    Honestly didn't read thoroughly - too much text. If you've got to store some user-related data then you have to use accounts. Or you may save things in local storage but it has drawbacks
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    Making method with default encoding

    I'd prefer using nil as a sign of taking some previously configured encoding. Or, if you dare, you could use code page numbers.
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    Capturing Console Output

    AFAIK Jedi has this feature as well
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    Software architecture [indy?]

    Okay let's go deeper. You intend to use custom TCP. So you have to implement both sides (client & server) of it, develop message format, likely including auth & encryption, different request types (get list, put file, ...) and so on. Of course that's possible and not that hard but seem useless in your case. Sure TCP won't go away I was talking on FTP only. Well, it has some design problems (two channels f.ex.) and for some reason more and more servers drop it in favor of HTTP. HTTP is implemented with system-native components which means you won't bother with custom SSL libs and it's pretty powerful protocol that is able to do all things you want. If you mean completely serverless solution then probably any TCP-based protocol won't fit your needs, maybe you'll need UDP multicasting.
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    Software architecture [indy?]

    Why inventing custom solutions (in TCP you'll have to develop whole protocol and FTP is very old and likely will become obsolete in several years) and using 3rd party components when you have full-featured HTTP with system-native HTTP request component.
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    Profiler for Delphi

    It could be even simpler. Just "eval expression" `IntToStr(GetTickCount)` and log the result.
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    Where did I come from

    Flags or removing event handlers are OK. It's the only option to get things done. VCL is very dumb in some places. F.ex., some controls do not distinguish between user-made and app-made change calling handlers in both cases and some see the difference so you have to run control.OnChange() manually
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    License key system

    Interesing idea but too harsh solution IMHO. I'd rather consider spoiling some app output if it's the main app's goal. Or the behavior of xplorer2 could be examined. It's not only the app with the strongest protection I've ever seen (made by a single author, uses offline license key and still couldn't be cracked reliably!), it fails on invalid key harmlessly and randomly. On some random moment it just closes and removes all its settings from registry. For file explorer software it really hurts.
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    Profiler for Delphi

    https://github.com/Fr0sT-Brutal/awesome-pascal#code-checkreview-debug
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    looking for a lo-fi Delphi Style

    You can create hand-drawn-like visual style and apply it to Delphi app
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