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About Sherlock

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  1. Sherlock

    Keyboard Covers the Focused Controls

    Just out of curiosity how does an Android Java or an iOS Swift App do this?
  2. Sherlock

    Delphi Rio 10.3.2 : iOS Display Name

    Try the 12.4 SDK as David has.
  3. Sherlock

    Delphi Rio 10.3.2 : iOS Display Name

    @Dave Nottage For the sake of the use case here, please try changing the name to "Bob the developer" (blanks in the name seem to be an issue).
  4. Which, to be honest, is silly in itself. Backward compatibility is just a means to keep the living dead creeping around longer. I kind of love Apple for their policy of cutting off old stuff when their modern replacement has proven itself (last seen with macOS 10.15 and the 32Bit cut-off). It keeps the system clean, and prevents legacy software from doing stuff in a way that used to be okay but just isn't anymore. Please remember the Gate A20 situation that lasted from the introduction of the 80286 well into the Pentium era.
  5. Sherlock

    PopMenu two levels down..

    It is always good to discuss an issue with your peers...if only to see it vanish into thin air.
  6. Sherlock

    Interesting article about dying languages

    I knew my job should have been "son". But nooo, I had to go and learn something useful.
  7. Sherlock

    Interesting article about dying languages

    Every Tom, Dick and Harry can up a small "Hello World" like project in any new language to GitHub, just to test it. So whenever a groovy new language is out, people with nothing else to do will do just that, making said new language "popular". What bugs me most is this "big company X invented this awesome and totally new language for their project Y because they couldn't have done it without it" meme. Which is just silly. First of all that new language will be just another dialect of some existing language, and secondly in what hell is that a reasonable approach to getting things done kissed and dry?
  8. Sherlock

    Add a system-menu item to all applications?

    Before this gets out of hand, @PeterPanettone, may I suggest looking at the nickname FredS a bit closer and then cross reference it with the person you are looking for. Then have a good laugh and perhaps get some solid help with your issue.
  9. So...macOS 10.15 has been released, and with it the incapability of running 32Bit applications. Using this tool to https://www.stclairsoft.com/Go64/ check wether or not I have any crucial 32Bit applications before making the dive, I found out, that the PAServer 20.0 ( is at least in part 32Bit - which gives me a minor rash. What is the verdict on this? Should I stall Catalina installation, or is it OK to go ahead?
  10. Sherlock

    Do we have a spam problem?

    @Joseph MItzen You clearly got my drift!
  11. Sherlock

    Do we have a spam problem?

    As long as they are round and colorful I'll take 'em.
  12. There is no official API AFAIK. But you may just as easily call the command line for git itself. Refer to the porcelain and plumbing of git for more information. And of course you would have to distribute a copy of git.
  13. Sherlock

    Webhook example

    Judging from the provided link alone a webhook is a server running on the client side. The client, when initiating a connection to a "real" server will provide this address to said server. This means, the server will need a client socket itself, and has to be able to connect to that mini server on the client side. It is a nifty concept to reduce open connections on the server side. Also the clients need not ask if a time consuming task is done, they will be notified via web hook. This concept will be rendered useless by firewalls, proxies and other sane security measures. Possibly only something for a LAN application. But in that case, the server might just dump the result of aforementioned lengthy operation into a samba share and the client could poll that every so often. No webhook needed. Unless the result is not dumpable...which I highly doubt.
  14. Sherlock

    How best to update from 10.3.1 to 10.3.2?

    Well that's one of the drawbacks, when you switch from boring old monolithic to DLL/BPL/.net hell (preferebly a mix of all three, just to make sure). And no, @PeterPanettone I do not think a 12 year old developer should be confronted with this madness, it would scar the poor child for life.
  15. This! And if all else fails, you can always go to: https://en.delphipraxis.net/forum/24-general-help/