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    Delphi 12 is available

    MS finally listened to demands and now you can create self-sufficient C# apps (with all required DLLs located near the EXE). The same could be with Java, just use a starter that would set path to local JRE.
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    detecting app clone on android

    Why would you need that? Just let the user install your app as it wants to. I'd throw away any app that would do such dirty things leaving 1-star review at market.
  3. I like mutex approach more (with one little difference that I use events). It will work for any application while Findwindow is for GUI-only (or you have to create a dummy window just for that). For some apps I allow running from different paths so I'm retrieving folder of Application.ExeName and adding it to event name.
  4. What I miss in Delphi is caused mainly by buggy/awkward implementation. Structure view is unusable as it always expands fully what is especially annoying when you want to navigate between classes (luckily they added navigation combobox). Method generation always uses alpha ordering while I prefer grouping by meaning. As for inlay hints, I find them handy for dynamic languages but never felt the need for compiled ones. 2c's for Delphi compared to another editors... Currently I use VSCode more than RAD studio and features I really miss from the latter are 1 - subject-aware folding. In Delphi I can fold regions, methods. Other editors I tried only have structure-aware folding - fold level 1, 2, etc. It is really boring and unhandy 2 - sync edit (Ctrl-Shift-J) of a selected fragment. VSCode only can rename a variable (but it must be declared somewhere) or multi-edit but that's not the same.
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    Python <-> Delphi

    Consider using WebDriver approach with browser running in headless mode
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    TCP ping

    He's doing it right testing both "device is up & software is listening" at the same time. Nice thing with async networking is that you can start many connections simultaneously and react for connection/timeout in event handlers.
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    ICS V9.0 announced

    Works for me
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    Delphi 12 is available

    Oops my fault. Debian has no order in names. But Android and Ubuntu have. However Ubuntu changes names inside major releases which is also confusing. Example of insane naming is also MS Windows. 3.1, 95, 98, Millenium, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11, ... In the same time server versions are named after years so you also have to remember - kernel of which "user" version has this server version 20XX?
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    Delphi 12 is available

    If only they chose city names sorted like do Google Android, Debian, Ubuntu... but no, pure random. And ridiculously loooong name for 11. I have some really wonderful options for Succ(v12) releases: Schmedeswurtherwesterdeich Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch Taumatawhakatangi­hangakoauauotamatea­turipukakapikimaunga­horonukupokaiwhen­uakitanatahu and many more really cool names here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_long_place_names
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    ICS V9.0 - mobile platforms

    Ah, that one. Workaround in fact. Well, you're right here - each approach has its pros and cons. So it's nice when you can choose
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    Delphi 12 is available

    Easy, just add some anime kitties and giant robots to win their hearts! Or... giant kitty robots!
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    get gdi render output of invisible form

    Haven't tried it myself but try moving a window beyond the screen (Window.X := Screen.X + someMargin)
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    Delphi 12 is available

    Release it as 13.9 for double-hit!
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    Design of client/server application

    WebDAV is just a protocol. You'll have both sides of your channel custom so you can extend it for your needs.
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    ICS V9.0 - mobile platforms

    What's the 2nd solution? I guess it's not free? Well, the benefit is native implementation, free from insane upgrade policy of OpenSSL; moreover, RTL socket/http uses it as well, and so does default cURL build. To add more, there are some OpenSSL forks/analogs now (WolfSSL, BoringSSL) which could be more suitable for some needs. Abstraction of TLS layer would be awesome. Extending the subject wider, I periodically dream of a universal handler stack in TWSocket to enable things like Socket.handlers := [ ThrottleHandler, TLSHandler, HTTPTunnelHandler, TLSHandler ] (enable throttling, connect via TLS to HTTP tunnel proxy and do TLS connection to remote server) that would provide a simple interface for any combination of protocols. That way TTLSSocket would be nothing more than TWSocket with auto-created TLSHandler. Want cascade of 5 TLS HTTP tunnel proxies? No problem! Want HTTP inside MsgPack inside Protobuf inside TLS-encryption? Easy. Want custom encrypted protocol? Just write handler. Please don't take this as criticism, I admire your efforts to keep ICS up-to-date.
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    Delphi 12 List Objects x64

    Ah, blimey. That "U" was a phantom in my eyes. Friday 🙂
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    Indy TIdTCPClient connect, send and disconnect

    Quite a non-trivial task if there's an intensive data stream over one channel while control channel must remain responsible.
  18. They just use OBJ just like with Zip and RegExp
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    Code formatting in Delphi 12

    Code formatter Depends on modelling Written in .Net Seems like a candidate for "Top most weird tech decisions"
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    Looking forward to Delphi 12 Athens support

    And even if the lib is not ready, in most cases it's enough to use package for the latest version.
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    Delphi 12 List Objects x64

    So the typical "List.Count - 1" construction now emits "unsigned converted to signed" warning? Well done, EMB. From my experience: unsigned numbers are inconvenient. Once you want to use a subtraction op, you get lots of warnings. And the apogee of lurking bug: i: Cardinal; for i := 0 to List.Count - 1 do on an empty list which, with int overflow checks disabled, will either raise OutOfBounds on index 4B or loop 4B times - depending on a body.
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    ICS V9.0 - mobile platforms

    If you plan to rewrite it anyway, probably you could make it in some pluggable manner to easily integrate another TLS engines? From the client app's view, not much TLS details are ever needed at all - just be able to connect to TLS server. Some could need to accept custom certs, provide user certs or select cyphers. That's all!
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    trying to POST multiple values of same parameter

    And how do you think the server would address those parameters?
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    Library for modifying windows PE files?

    Maybe contact with the author and ask him? I guess there are plenty of OSS devs that don't bother about choosing a license for their product at all and just take the first random one when Github urges them to make the choice.
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    Intel Simd-sort library

    In fact, most of people really, though indirectly, have this kind of data sorted 😉 DB keys