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@jbg  I have tested uData.pas as well as a couple of my other projects. All good.  Many thanks for this fantastic helper.

 

I am curious though.  On Friday I created a new project in Rio that was very similar to one that showed the problem.  The new one loaded without any problem.   I was in the process of trying to make the projects as similar as possible to see what was different. The sample form I was about to load up was very simple, and quite different to uData.pas. 

 

Do you know what it was that triggered the error in some conditions but not others ?

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1 minute ago, Sue King said:

Do you know what it was that triggered the error in some conditions but not others ?

A function that converts UTF8Strings that contain only ASCII characters to UnicodeStrings used an SSE 4.1 CPU instruction. But the SSE instructions are only used if there are more than 15 characters in the UTF8String.

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@Sue King Try to save your data module in the text format (right click - Text DFM), and then reopen with the previous version of IDEFixPack installed.

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Wow ! I would never have found that in my attempts to see what was going wrong.  Many thanks.

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@Kryvich  In one of my tests I opened the dfm in Notepad++, changed the encoding from UTF-8 to ANSI and made another change so that it was saved. This didn't change anything.  I normally have my dfm's as text - my issue was with a form, not a datamodule, though I doubt that makes any difference.

 

I tried converting the dfm to binary, saving and then converting back to text, but it didn't make any difference with the previous version installed.

 

I'm just happy now that I can use the pack - the IDE loads so much better.

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@Sue King uData.dfm in binary format opens without error with any version of IDEFixPack installed. But OK...

Usually, IDEFixPack is the first plugin I install in a new version of Delphi.

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1 hour ago, Stéphane Wierzbicki said:

Do we still need IDE fix pack for RIO 10.3.1 ?

Let's see after the installation 🙂

None of the patches fail to install. So there are no code changes in places that IDEFixPack patches.

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@jbg thank you for the confirmation.

I less and less understand Emb. This "new" IDE is so slow, flicker everywhere... 

 

Did they use their software? They should focus on quality rather than getting us such half backed solutions... 

 

 

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On 2/14/2019 at 8:40 PM, Stéphane Wierzbicki said:

I less and less understand Emb. This "new" IDE is so slow, flicker everywhere... 

Did they use their software? They should focus on quality rather than getting us such half backed solutions...  

I think they only test on small demo projects. I believe (since embarcadero) they really focus on quality but they are not very smart when choosing what to do.  When trying to optimize code they should choose to remove big bottlenecks that cost minutes before working on code to win milliseconds. They have difficulties priorizing things that for us look obvious.  But there is hope, they understood someone is smarter than them and asked permission to integrate some idefixpack fixes !

 

I told them, "Without IDEFixPack Delphi is llike "Turbo Pascal" without the "Turbo" ! 

 

But idefixpack will allways be needed, because it also fixes some breaking bugs that would require months of waiting for an official patch.

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Just a note:

After updating the IDE from 10.3 to 10.3.1 with the WebInstaller you need to reinstall the IDE Fix Pack development snapshot, because the WebInstaller partly uninstalled it by removing the IDEFixPackStartup.bpl from the "Known IDE Packages" registry key.

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5 hours ago, Lchris said:

I believe (since embarcadero) they really focus on quality but they are not very smart when choosing what to do. 

EMBT is close to the test platform Gurock and Sencha JS now, so they should better learn to eat their own dogfood.
Enjoy your meal :classic_love:

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6 hours ago, Lchris said:

But there is hope, they understood someone is smarter than them and asked permission to integrate some idefixpack fixes !

Well yes.. but it's also sad that they couldn't (wouldn't?) fix those bugs for like a decade. And for a company selling a compiler + IDE I expect them to be able to fix such bugs themselves.

And even if they didn't know how to do it themselves, why didn't they include the IDEFixpack earlier? The IDEFixpack existed for many years before they decided to include it.

Now that they've included it, they only seem to have included very minor fixes, because you STILL need to install the 3rd party IDEFixpack for the IDE to be somewhat stable.

 

So to be honest I'm not really that hopeful anymore. I'd really like for Emba to (positively) surprise me with 10.4, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

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