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June 2016

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Built-in Delphi XE6, XE7 and XE8 Fast Reports have issue “F2051 Unit fs_iinterpreter was compiled with a different version of fs_isysrtti.TfsSysFunctions”

The Wiert Corner – I’ve seen this compiler error in Delphi XE8 and others in Delphi XE6 and XE7 using a project depending on the built-in FastReports: F2051 Unit fs_iinterpreter was compiled with a different version of fs_isysrtti.TfsSysFunctions This will probably fail in more recent versions as well. The ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-06-30 11:00
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Embarcadero closing down their Spanish office

The Wiert Corner – Embarcadero closes down their spanish R&D office putting some 80 people on the street and diminishing the total Delphi R&D team. Former Chief Scientist Allen Bauer commented: The Spain office had taken on most of the IDE, Delphi RTL, GetIT, Installer, some DB, Bluetooth components, IoT, QA, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-06-24 17:00
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How to: Set a Thread Name in Native Code

The Wiert Corner – This is what the Delphi TThread.NameThreadForDebugging is based on: // // Usage: SetThreadName (-1, "MainThread"); // #include <windows.h> const DWORD MS_VC_EXCEPTION=0x406D1388; #pragma pack(push,8) typedef struct tagTHREADNAME_INFO { DWORD dwType; // Must be 0x1000. LPCSTR szName; // ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-06-15 05:00
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`Known IDE Packages` in Delphi prompted by a comment +Jeroen Wiert Pluimers made

The Wiert Corner – Known IDE Packages in DelphiPrompted by a comment +Jeroen Wiert Pluimers ‘s Google+ post I had a look at what is actually listed in… – Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch) – Google+ Source: Known IDE Packages in Delphi Prompted by a comment +Jeroen Wiert Pluimers ‘s… Related: Source: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-06-08 11:00
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SmartBear AQTime links

The Wiert Corner – Since they’re hard to find on-line, and sometimes I need them when not having access to my collective browser or email history: http://downloads.smartbear.com/AQALicenseManager.exe http://downloads.smartbear.com/AQtimeDemo.exe http://downloads.smartbear.com/AQtime824.exe ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-06-02 05:00

May 2016

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Delphi XE8 does not adhere the `$(PROJECTNAME)` in a “Unit Output Directory”, but does recognise `$(SanitizedProjectName)`…

The Wiert Corner – The background here was a quick project at a client where many .dproj files were in the same directory, but they suffered from conditional define differences. Which meant that even if they were all using the  DEBUG configuration, some defines in the .dproj directories were different therefore ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-05-24 11:00
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The Sons of Kahn and the Witch of Wookey • The Register

The Wiert Corner – Verily, they did make support for the Internet of Things. As always, brilliant writing. For instance: “But there was also the Youth Faction, who were indeed very young, some being barely in their mid-forties.” “Ask a Delphic question, get a Delphic answer” – Source: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-05-20 14:02

April 2016

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Anyone that installed D10.1 had the new installation dialogs that Embarcadero brags about…

The Wiert Corner – Conclusion: Web Installer = new installer, but forgets some Active X parts ISO Installer = old installer, but works fine –jeroen Source: Anyone that installed D10.1 had the new installation dialogs that Embarcadero…Filed under: Delphi, Delphi 10.1 Berlin (BigBen), Development, Software ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-04-22 14:00
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Hacking is Important — Medium

The Wiert Corner – “We’re barbarians, not bureaucrats!” Source: Hacking is Important — Medium On hacking vs processes, being disruptive and how people think. Short stories about Borland, Apple, FaceBook and others. –jeroen via: Hacking is Important — Medium – David Berneda – Google+Filed under: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-04-22 08:00
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Internal version numbers for conditional defines etc

The Wiert Corner – Thanks Daniel Jackson for posting (the DocWiki hasn’t been update yet): Version Conditional: VER310 Product Version: 24 Package Version: 240 IDE Version: 18.0 Compiler Version: 31 Source: I had expected Embarcadero would have updated the documentation to reflect the… –jeroenFiled under: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-04-21 11:00
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RubyMania has reached Delphi – Times helper method implementation for integers – from Asbjørn Heid

The Wiert Corner – The below fragment is one of the favourite kinds of examples in the Ruby world: 5.times { |i| print i, " " } It uses the times method on Integer and prints: 0 1 2 3 4 There are many implementations of this in other languages, for instance Ruby’s ‘times()’ function in C# | Of Code and Me (which ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-04-21 11:00
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Positive: Delphi 10.1 Berlin is out; negative all Embarcadero HTTPS sites still vulnerable to DROWN attack

The Wiert Corner – The good news: Delphi 10.1 Berlin is out and released in Berlin (note: you might want to rename Delphi 10 Seattle into Delphi 10.0 Seattle). Some links: Bug fix list. What’s New – RAD Studio. From the 10.1 What’s New (thanks David Heffernan): To enforce visibility semantics, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-04-19 15:00
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Visual Studio 2015 Frequently Asked Questions – install size

The Wiert Corner – Visual Studio is a pretty big product and will take over 30GB of disk space after installation Source: Visual Studio Frequently Asked Questions LOL. It’s about half the size of recent Delphi versions. –jeroenFiled under: .NET, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, C#, C# 5.0, C# 6 (Roslyn), Delphi, Delphi ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-04-14 11:00
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Anders Live | Build 2016 | Channel 9 – on Turbo Pascal, Delphi, C# and TypeScript

The Wiert Corner – Anders Live – Build 2016 – Channel 9 Stage C907 – Speakers: Anders Hejlsberg, Seth Juarez Anders explaining about being a pragmatist ever since he started working on the Turbo Pascal predecessor in 1981. It’s been a long way to TypeScript and beyond (: Lot’s of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-04-06 11:00
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A future Delphi won’t download start page content from the Embarcadero site

The Wiert Corner – The “Official statement” of Embarcadero about their recent hacks are in the form of comments on public messages mentioning the hacks, some asking to take discussions offline. They forgot to comment on Delphi: disable or change your welcome page to not use the Embarcadero site (as that ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-04-05 11:00
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