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July 2016

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delphi – Building Multi threaded TCP/IP Server – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – On the research list: TIdSchedulerOfThreadPool (now that TIdThreadMgrPool is gone). Need to manage the lifetime of these as I don’t want the threads to live forever, but also don’t want to make the instantiation cost too high. Most likely I want to wait for them to finish as well upon ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-07-21 11:00
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Delphi packages I have disabled by prefixing their description with an underscore (and why)

The Wiert Corner – There is a little trick to disable “Known IDE Packages”: you can stop Delphi from loading one by either making “Value data” of the registry blank, or prepending it with an underscore: packages that might have been disabled, by checking any string entries where the data has ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-07-19 11:00
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Interesting trick posted by Lars Fosdal on keeping IDE user specific defines

The Wiert Corner – Via Lars Fosdal: In Tools|Options, Environment Options, Environment Variables – under User Overrides, add a new override Variable name: DCC_Define Variable value: billmeyer This causes a define for billmeyer to exist for anything that you compile in your IDE, across all units, all projects. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-07-13 05:00
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Delphi include files and the search strategy are different for the compiler and IDE

The Wiert Corner – Recently I bumped into a thing that I’d long forgotten: the Delphi compiler treats searching for include files (any files used with the {$I} or {$include} directive differently: The compiler first searches the directory where the file that is including resides and then uses the project and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-07-12 11:00
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Delphi keeping EXE locked; some links

The Wiert Corner – For my own reference when coping with “[dcc32 Fatal Error] F2039 Could not create output file” which happens with a lot of Delphi versions: Deleting EXE works: I was wondering if anyone saw any of the following problems. Specifically, I’d…. Seems to happen more often when having a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-07-12 05:00
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Im memoriam: Gwan Tan, friend, Delphi, Firebird, EKON and Delphi-Tage supporter

The Wiert Corner – Overlijdensbericht Swie Gwan Tan Eindhovens Dagblad; 20160711 Last friday, my good friend Swie Gwan Tan suddenly passed away. Like most good friends, we didn’t see each other often enough, but when we did it always was like we had last seen each other the day before. We first met ages ago at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-07-11 08:00
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case insensitive files systems and git – Lesson Learned – I Can’t Get My Git Repo Clean! | DrupalEasy

The Wiert Corner – via: Lesson Learned – I Can’t Get My Git Repo Clean! | DrupalEasy One file kept getting added to the git modified list: service/src/main/MySOAPdefinition.pas. It was part of a repository that had been migrated from SVN (more on that in a future blog post) and along the way been renamed ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-07-06 11:00

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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