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Archive for February 15th, 2013

Adobe Photoshop 1.0 Source Code About 75% is in Pascal, get it from the Computer History Museum

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/02/15

Thanks Lennart Aasenden for sharing this on FaceBook: Mariuz’s Blog: Adobe Photoshop 1.0 Source Code About 75% is in Pascal.

This was back when I was already a professional Turbo Pascal for PC programmer, not yet a Mac programmer, but doing Pascal on VMS to assist a client in the scaleable font industry.

The 1990 version 1.0.1 of Photoshop code was written in Object Pascal, and based on MacApp.

Back then Apple’s Object Pascal was one of the few IDEs available to develop Macintosh software. Later on, you also had Turbo Pascal and THINK Pascal (which many Macintosh developers preferred, was later acquired by Symantec, and died). A big reason they liked it so much was the THINK integrated debugger, which was lightyears ahead of any Pascal product on any other platform.

Apple had great documentation, not only on their compilers and libraries, but also one that everyone should hav read: Apple Human Interface Guidelines: The Apple Desktop Interface: Inc. Apple Computer: 9780201177534: Books.

The Adobe Photoshop 1.0 source code can be downloaded (for non-commercial use) from the Computer History Museum | @CHM : Adobe Photoshop Source Code page.

The source is a very interesting read, and a great comments on it by Grady Booch.

This is how everyone should think about their code.


PS: A nice introduction to Object Pascal for a Macintosh is at MacTech | The journal of Apple technology..

Posted in Delphi, Development, Object Pascal, Pascal, Software Development, Think Pascal | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Map WebDAV Drive tool: works in Windows 8 and Windows 7

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/02/15

Wow, I wish I had found this tool a lot earlier: Map WebDAV Drive.


via: windows – Mapping a Network Drive with Delphi WITHOUT WNetAddConnection2 – Stack Overflow.

Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

MonkeyStyler Blog: should be on DelphiFeeds too.

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/02/15

I mailed the DelphiFeeds people to add the MonkeyStyler Blog by Mike Sutton.

It is a nice Delphi related blog focussing on FireMonkey stuff.


Posted in Delphi, Delphi 1, Delphi 2005, Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007, Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, Delphi 3, Delphi 4, Delphi 5, Delphi 6, Delphi 7, Delphi 8, Delphi x64, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Development, FireMonkey, OS X FMX, Software Development | 4 Comments »

Salvaging Windows Mail *.eml files to Outlook

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/02/15

A while ago, I salvaged the Windows Mail *.eml files from a broken Vista machine of a friend to a new machine running Outlook. The Vista machine was so broken that it wouldn’t boot any more (now he knows that porn comes with truckloads of viruses).

Naively I assumed this was a straightforward process (hey, it’s all Microsoft, and they have great interoperability, right?).

Well no (:

  • *.msg files are for Outlook, which does not support *.eml files
  • *.eml files are for Outlook Express and Windows Mail, which supports exporting to Exchange (which is wrong, they mean “Export to the message store that Outlook uses)

So as soon as you have all mail in Windows Mail, then you can export it to Outlook.

You can do the same with *.dbx files from Outlook Express: use Windows Mail as an intermediate store as described here: Importing DBX files into Outlook 2007 – Windows Software.

But first things first.

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Posted in Office, Office 2003, Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2013, Outlook, Power User | Leave a Comment »

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