New Delphi product version: will it be Seattle or 10? It might be both! radstudiodemos/code/…/branches now has RADStudio_Seattle branch, docwiki URLs with Seattle exists and nice YouTube preview image!
Posted by jpluimers on 2015/08/30
Two recent observations: that lead me into thinking Embarcadero is changing the Delphi and RAD Studio version suffix to Seattle.
Thanks to Achim Kalwa for getting that to my attention in Looks like Delphi XE9 will have support for Windows 10 RT: …
It led me to my observation that until now, sourceforge.net/p/radstudiodemos/code/HEAD/tree/branches always had the real product name as banch name.
Today, Horacio Filho who observed the Seattle part in the new documentation URL http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/Libraries/Seattle/en/Main_page which currently is only accessible only for the groups writer, l10n, RADBeta, ConnectBeta, Employee.
The docwiki URLs historically also use the real product names in the URL.
In fact there is a little trick: removing the product name portion of a docwiki URL usually brings you to the most recent documentation (which might be more up to date and provide more information even for older products). So removing the XE7/ part of http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/Libraries/XE7/en/Main_Page will usually bring you to the most recent documentation http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/Libraries/en/Main_Page.
If they both Seattle URLs still use product names, then the new Delphi version is called Seattle is added.
Saturday I observed there seems to be a RAD Studio 10 titled event on 20150909 in Oslo, Norway which does not mention XE either, nor Seattle but 10.
So: a new Delphi version is nearby and the full RAD Studio product might even be RX RAD Studio 10 Seattle.
Quite a few companies use cities or animals in product names. Both Apple and Microsoft now use 10 as the base of their product version. Maybe Embarcadero follows them? It would match with the subscription based sales model that Embarcadero has introduced (after first trying with a recharge program).
Note I didn’t pay much attention to new Delphi versions recently because Embarcadero managed to make their their HTTPS encryption become rated Grade F on SSL Labs, which means the encryption is about as good as plain text. I try to avoid leaking credentials, so for the last year or so, login has been a no-no for me.
Recently their forums server bumped up to Grade C (but NNTP over SSL is still bad), so maybe they were busy getting a new version out and will fix the security after that. If so I will start playing with more recent versions in the future. Otherwise I will stick with XE7 and 2007.