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Posts posted by Sherlock

  1. On 9/25/2020 at 5:11 PM, Randall Carpenter said:

    Thanks so much to Sherlock for the help you provide in helping me get GetIt to work.  I appreciate it.


    Randall Carpenter

    Your welcome. Good job reading past the chatter, by the way.👍

  2. Did you install using an ISO image? If so have to enabled GetIt to go online?

    Please find the following in the Delphi 10.4.1 release notes:


    If you use the offline installer, RAD Studio will not be able to access the GetIt Package Manager until you manually switch to "online mode". To do this, we recommend using the GetItCmd.exe tool: GetItCmd.exe -c=useonline


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  3. 1 hour ago, Anders Melander said:

    I don't think you can push unless you're on the tip of a branch. Your changes would overwrite the changes made between your current commit and the remote tip.

    I guess the remote could do an automatic merge but would that then be made in a new commit or would it alter the commit you made? Doesn't seem likely.

    IIRC pushing something not from tip will just open a new branch... but that might also be an optional setting.

  4. 10 minutes ago, Gustav Schubert said:

    1) Because for me there is no better was to see what has changed.
    2) When learning how to use git. I don't want to do that live at github.

    1) That is what a diff tool is for.

    2) Of course learning should be done with your own repository and your own server. But learning should also involve avoiding wrong uncomfortable patterns. And what you are doing is simply a waste of time and space. Everything you want to accomplish can be done with your first repository alone.

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  5. 3 hours ago, Der schöne Günther said:

    But what if the DFM is not in text, but binary form?

    Binary DFM are devils work and must be burnt at the stake whilst vigorously waving pitchforks and shouting obscenities. :classic_cheerleader:

    • Version control systems handle them poorly (not that text DFMs are far better in this regard, but, you can manage, once you move any pictures to a datamodule). Actually they are just binary blobs most of the time and will consume unnecessary storage
    • Everything else, the other guys said


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  6. @Angus Robertson

    1 hour ago, Martyn Spencer said:

    I found "Mida Converter" and purchased a license but the developer has been pretty much non-responsive. The software has a registration system that uses non-HTTP/HTTPS ports to handle the process and rather than just shipping a registration code, the process seems to be harder than required. He has not set up the account correctly, so I am unable to complete the activation. So, a refund is now in progress. Long story short, I have not been able to see if it would handle the job. 

    He has been there...