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Rinzwind

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  1. Fully remote option?
  2. Don't release one, it will be pirated in no time. Nothing as comforting as reading from real paper in a real book 😉
  3. ASM on position 8. Sure. "The number of hits determines the ratings of a language." How asm ends up on position 8? their list of included pages are too weird. Sharepoint.com ? Just redirects to ms. i first had the impression Tiobe stood for the number of queries in a month about a certain language, but apparently that's not the case. Pointless.
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    MIGRATING PHOTOBOOK TO DELPHI ALEXANDRIA FROM 2014

    Your CAPSLOCK is stuck.
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    code completion?

    I thought let's try out C++ Builder for fun. Downloaded Community edition, installed, created empty VCL application, code... and find out code completion/insight is not working at all. When hovering over a variable it says 'bla bla is being indexed' forever. When I change the compiler to classic it works again. Anyone else? Seems like a huge hindrance? Anyone where everything is working fine? The structure viewer is also missing things like buttons... which are there in Delphi.
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    code completion?

    Yeah it selected classic because it was an example project which weren't updated. The "new" tooling still needs a lot of work this little trial showed me. Could as well have no code completion if it lags that much. They should embark on some new adventures, like support for D which is imho a much nicer and cleaner language than that horrible convoluted C++.
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    code completion?

    Aah, it seems those errors and non-intellisense etc show case only with the classic 32 bit Borland C++ compiler, which happens to be selected by default for the 32 bit target . Then again, even using the 64 bit target, intellisense is way, WAY too slow to be usable. Code completion takes forever to show any suggestions (3 long seconds). Embarcardero is delusional if they think this is acceptable. Seems like no-one is using current versions of C++ Builder, aka a show of 'keeping up appearances'.
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    code completion?

    Thought for fun let's quickly check the status of 11.1 I really wonder how the dare to publish the product like this. Open example project Notifications (C:\Users\Public\Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\22.0\Samples\CPP\VCL\Windows 10 Notifications\Notifications.cbproj). Run, fine. Open Notifications.cpp. Lot's of 'errors' showns (while it runs fine), like 'vcl.h' file not found, unknown type name 'TComponent', etc etc. Trying code completions with MyNotification-> shows no class members at all. Am I missing something, or is this just the state it is in and C++ devs are expected to be impressed by this and try the product further? Nope...
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    Delphi 11.1 is available

    Was talking about the background dropdown (which contains mountain mist) at Tools -> Options -> Welcome Page . It doesn't preserve the chosen option.
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    Download upgrade from 11.0 to 11.1

    New install that uninstalls previous one. Yeah, you would think it could be done with a small update.
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    Delphi 11.1 is available

    That works. What does not work, is trying to change it to another theme like Mountain Mist. It is not saved. Also tried running as admin. Does this say something about their testing methods if something so obvious is missed?
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    Delphi 11.1 is available

    No iso download for 11.1?
  13. Please share as it is allowed and even promoted by the license so we can all contribute and make it something worthwhile, all while still crediting the original author who quickly throwed the towel in. Doing thus, he can see we value his contribution. Thanks.
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    Lazarus 2.2.0 released

    https://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php/topic,57752.0.html The Lazarus team is glad to announce the release of Lazarus 2.2. This release was built with FPC 3.2.2. Here is the list of changes for Lazarus and Free Pascal: http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/Lazarus_2.2.0_release_notes http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/User_Changes_3.2.2 Here is the list of fixes for Lazarus 2.2.x: https://gitlab.com/freepascal.org/lazarus/lazarus/-/commits/fixes_2_2 The release is available for download on SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/lazarus/files/ Choose your CPU, OS, distro and then the "Lazarus 2.2.0" directory. Checksums for the SourceForge files: https://www.lazarus-ide.org/index.php?page=checksums#2_2_0 Minimum requirements: Windows: 2k, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10, 32 or 64bit. FreeBSD/Linux: gtk 2.8 for gtk2, qt4.5 for qt, qt5.6 for qt5, 32 or 64bit. Mac OS X: Cocoa (64bit) 10.12 to 11.4, Carbon (32bit) 10.5 to 10.14, qt and qt5 (32 or 64bit). The gitlab page: https://gitlab.com/freepascal.org/lazarus/lazarus/-/tree/lazarus_2_2_0 For people who are blocked by SF, the Lazarus releases from SourceForge are mirrored at:ftp://ftp.freepascal.org/pub/lazarus/releases/
  15. Every decent license system that's based on activation has a way for the user to deactivate old devices. Then again, Embarcadero seems to not really trust their paying customers. It's not like their aren't any cracked versions around already... without any of these activation pains. So what is the point? Yes a hindrance to prevent illegal use is good, but don't make it a pita for your paying customers. DRM anyone?
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    Long term availability of Community Edition

    A concern is also when they decide to not renew the CE and stop offering it. You're license will expire and it's bye bye software. Anyway, its a half hearted effort and they already questioned its future before because it "interfered with business..." which says everything about their mindset. They still supplied an update afterwards but who says for how long. They certainly want small indy's to pay full price. Why not introduce an indy edition? Afraid of freelancers. Seem they can't make up their mind and keep going the old overcharge old timers who use old editions anyway way aka legacy business...
  17. Links to "The flexible management system | monday.com Work OS"?
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    RemoteApp

    Well that too does ms, RemoteApp licensing is another matter... you seem to be looking for a configuration tool for existing technology? Why it has to be Delphi? Its setup and forget. Again, nothing to do with Delphi itself.
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    RemoteApp

    Absolutely nothing to do with Delphi. Where does it fit? Google javascript remote desktop client. Then again, could as well use buildin mstsc client...
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    Delphi compatibility with Windows 11?

    For those rounded corners you need 3d acceleration (go figure...). Virtualbox has that, but you need the registry hack to install 11. Anyway, the non-consistent look is a direct result of the unwillingness of MS to provide modern controls accessible to every programming language (aka flat C API). We even have fake titlebars to accomplish buttons etc in there which all look different (compare the sizes of the close and minimize buttons in Office, Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Notepad...) and the win32 api can't even get its correct position and sizes. Heck many old win32 gui code needs adjustments for those fancy things. The UWP app mix of window handles are a mess, depending on state (shown, minimized) and virtual desktop location. DPI handling is a mess and that API changed too many times and depends too much on developer involvement. Apple did it better and way more consistent and doesn't feel the need to change its GUI needlessly repeatedly.
  21. Registration here does not work smooth and just "hangs" forever was my experience too. Maybe the admin should check his spamfolder more often... most forums want new users, not spambots mind you.
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    The future of Delphi

    If one is an expert in a certain area, go help FreePascal/Lazarus because you know for years now you don't see and as such can't expect much new from Delphi anymore. Heck, TMS web uses their pas2js translator... you can go and help get the Lazarus IDE finally a stable docked view and low level experts can improve their debugger 😉
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    Internationalizing Applications

    That is worrying. Remove a feature without offering a replacement. Somehow Embarcadero couldn't manage to create a stable and usable translation tool all these years? Even more worrying. While one determined man can create a decent tool as shown here. Did I say it is worrying? Then again, we can't even assign shortcuts to external tools. We can't hilite all occurrences of the selected word. We.. o enough ramblings already. Anyway, one industry standard seems to be GetText po files. IDE integration would be nice. Ha...
  24. Delphi is best for native Windows development. IMHO way prettier, faster and and easier code than anything C++&Qt. I fail to understand why they never made the VCL truly cross platform (as far as possible). I do hope they are finally looking into HTML-lite type of controls for applications that want a more modern bling bling interface while still remaining relatively light. I believe a partnership with Sciter would be wise. That owner is a smart guy and looking for investors . But seems Delphi improvements and additions are very minor indeed and very unwilling to create a new fresh customer base. Very belated hi-dpi ide support? 10 years ago that would be worth mentioning.. Something Lazarus already had working quite well. I hope they implemented it practically. MS did have its part too in trying to kill it. MS offerings for native GUI design are a mess, way over-engineered and joke at the same time so Delphi still could win some people over if it hurry's.
  25. Was playing with IdSSLIOHandlerSocketOpenSSL on D11. Seems a 32-bit Windows release lacks the Indy DLL's? Got exception "could not load ssl library" while it works for a 64 bit release.
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