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  1. Marco Cantu

    Patch 2 for RAD Studio 10.4 now available

    (and sorry if I don't follow up, I'm out a few days)
  2. Just FYI, the new (large) patch is out. https://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2020-july-radstudio104-patch2.html over 20 Delphi compiler fixes, among a long list of items addressed. Fixed the debugger instability and a few more critical issues, also improved Delphi LSP quite a bit. Quality work will continue, this is a first step.
  3. Marco Cantu

    64bit testing hardware/emulation

    We see a lot of recent Android devices with 64-bit CPUs but 32-bit OS. Odd, I know, I wasn't aware is this was so widespread. As for emulators, the issue is they are mostly Intel-based, so Java apps run fine, but native ones require a ARM emulator like libHoudini (this was an Intel library, but I think they stopped all development since they exit the Android world)
  4. Marco Cantu

    Deal - breaker: Registration Limit Increase

    This is odd, because what you explain does not match the process that was discussed internally in the company. You should be able to contact your sales contact or partners and ask for an increase of the registration limits. The main difference from the past is this is not automatic, but requires talking with sales (we know, not always what developers love doing). We have given some automatic bumps in registration increases, others are generally provide by sales -- that is unless the numbers become suspiciously high. Feel free to email be directly, if this proves to be an issue -- I mean getting in touch with sales/reseller.
  5. Offers Java files and interfaces, along with steps, for adding Android Firebase client support in FMX apps. http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2019-05-android-firebase-patch-blog.html
  6. Marco Cantu

    VCL Support for Per Monitor v2 and GetSystemMetrics Coming in 10.3

    Actually I was imprecise. It doesn't use the parent handle, but walks over the parent hierarchy up to the containing form
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    Stay-on-top for just our app?

    AFAIK, StayOnTop works differently from a primary windows or a secondary one, the VCL calls different APIs in different scenarios -- stay on top of everything else or stay on top of other forms of the same app. Worse case scenario, you can still call SetWindowsPos....
  8. See my latest blog post at http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2018-nov-vcl-permonitorv2_getsystemmetrics.html
  9. Just wanted to share my last blog post on changes to the Delphi language in 10.3: http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2018-november-custom-managed-records-delphi.html Still a bit rough in some details, but a very handy feature overall.
  10. Marco Cantu

    Inline Variables Coming in 10.3

    Well not really guessing. The compiler uses the expression type, which is deterministic. And you can still add a type cast if you are not certain...
  11. Another blog post about coming language changes in 10.3: "Introducing Inline Variables in the Delphi Language" http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2018-october-inline-variables-delphi.html
  12. Marco Cantu

    Directions for ARC Memory Management

    I think your last line "If we could have fresh start, without having the burden of existing code and frameworks lingering over our heads, ARC would be fine choice for memory management system." is a great summary I fully agree with. I still like ARC and I'm not happy with the decision. But would have been even less happy keeping the status quo (2 different models) forever. And we really cannot afford breaking VCL code (billions of lines of working code form our customers)...
  13. Marco Cantu

    Directions for ARC Memory Management

    That is part of the plan... we have some experimental demos, could evolve into a full feature
  14. Not sure this fits perfectly in this forum (more of a non-tech let's fight topic, 😉 ) but here it goes. I just blogged about the plans for 10.3 and beyond around ARC in Delphi. See for more info http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2018-october-Delphi-ARC-directions.html Honestly interested in feedback, suggestions and ideas. Less in "I told you" comments...
  15. Thanks Daniel and Lars. Very good move for the Delphi community. I'll be around.