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Thursday, 26. September 2013

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Just filed Mercurial Bug 4043 – HG 2.7.x cannot convert a local file based SVN repository with db format 6 (works fine with db format 4)

The Wiert Corner – Converting SVN repositories to HG isn’t always as straight forward as you want to. GExperts and GExperts-Formatter succeeded a while ago, but DSharp (a very nice library by Stefan Glienke) failed at first. It so happens that in the mean time, I switched VM’s to Delphi XE5 with a fresh ...
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Boosting Work Classes with a mini Object Pool

DelphiTools – Work and processing classes are typically short-lived, created to perform one form of processing or another then freed. They can be simple collections, handle I/O of one kind of another, perform computations, pattern matching, etc. When they’re used for simple workloads, their short-lived ...
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Nostalgia. Is it just a thing of the past?

Brian Long – I was put onto this treasure trove of old scanned manuals the other day: http://bitsavers.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/pdf/borland. It contains a huge directory hierarchy of PDF scans of old product manuals from all sorts of vendors. And that’s scans of the whole manuals, not just the front covers. ...
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Wednesday, 25. September 2013

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Blackberry is Still Ahead of Microsoft

The PodCast at Delphi.org – When talking about Delphi XE5′s support for Android and iOS, someone usually asks if we plan to support Windows Phone, but never asks (that I’ve heard) if we plan to support Blackberry. In the news we keep hearing how Blackberry is struggling and losing market share, while Microsoft is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 23:27
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Embarcadero email subscription system now lets you customize what you receive

Sip from the Firehose – For all of you who receive emails from us, you now have the ability to customize what you receive and don’t receive from us.  Prior to this enhancement, all you could choose was to subscribe to and unsubscribe from everything.  With the new system you can choose what types of communication you ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 20:10
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Strange Loop Crossword

Craig Stuntz's Weblog – I wrote a 15*15, NYT-style crossword puzzle for Strange Loop. On the NYT difficulty scale, it’s roughly a Wednesday-level puzzle. However, it was written for Strange Loop and thus does presume familiarity with functional programming and math, and has a few "inside jokes." You can find the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Craig Stuntz @ 17:17
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Delphi XE5 Android Wallpaper

The PodCast at Delphi.org – I had this great Delphi XE5 Android wallpaper forwarded to me from one of our partners in the Czech Republic. It is 1920 by 1080 and 510 KB as a JPEG or a whopping 10 MB as a PNG.  
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 03:55
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Latest EMBT Offer

TPersistent.com – I just received an email offer from EMBT to upgrade to XE5 for Android development with a generous 10% off.  The email contained a “Shop online at https://store.embarcadero.com and use coupon code SPECIAL10 at checkout.” near the botton, so just for giggles I clicked on the link.  It ...
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Tuesday, 24. September 2013

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Parallels 9 and VM’s on External Drives

Te Waka o Delphi – Not a Delphi or even Pascal related post on this occasion, but an experience that may interest any developer running Windows in a VM on a Mac. I have been using Parallels desktop virtualisation solution to run Windows on my iMac since the day I got it (or I should say “them”, since I ...
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TMS Pack for FireMonkey now supports XE5 and Android

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Very exciting to see an update from TMS for their TMS Pack for FireMonkey with support for XE5 and Android (as well as iOS, OS X and Windows). Their pack includes a great diverse collection of controls for both mobile and desktop apps.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 18:05
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Assorted Delphi XE5 Links

Marco's Tech Blog – There has been a flurry of blog posts around Delphi for Android over the past week, while I was on the road. I'd love to have the time to mention each of them and comment on some, giving my perspective. But if I wait to have time, those blog posts will get old. So here is a rather assorted ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 17:59
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Survey Results: Challenges and Opportunities for Windows Developers Going Mobile

Delphi Insider – Embarcadero recently sponsored a survey of Windows developers, conducted by Dimensional Research, to learn about their experience with mobile development and the demands and challenges of going mobile. The results of the survey are now available as an infographic and a PDF of the full survey ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 17:20
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TMS Software FireMonkey component pack now supports Delphi XE5

Sip from the Firehose – I just received an email from Bruno Fierens of TMS Software announcing that they are now shipping the latest release of their, TMSFMXPack, FireMonkey component pack supporting Delphi XE5 on multi-devices including support for Android. The TMS Firemonkey component pack includes a set of highly ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 16:52
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The XE5 Android device compatibility survey

Australian Delphi User Group Members – According to Wikipedia there are 11868 different types of Android device in use today. Embarcadero is never going to have the resources to test against more than a tiny fraction. The only practical way of approaching the problem is to … Continue reading →
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Monday, 23. September 2013

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Android Fragmentation

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Fragmentation is the term used to describe all the variations available on the Android platform. Android has many manufacturers and models, unlike iOS where there is only one manufacturer, and they only have 3 (or 4) different models: iPhone, iPod, iPad (and iPad Mini). The Android Dashboard is a ...
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