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Archive for March, 2017

Kylix: The Real Lowdown – I wrote this in 2000 too

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/23

A while ago – while researching yesterdays post – I came across the below article that I wrote back in august 2000 for The Delphi (by Pinnacle Publishing – long gone by now) and on-line at

I found a cached copy first at and back-tracked from there.

Since the wayback machine isn’t indexed, I salvaged the copy below.

On the Delphi Tokyo release yesterday [WayBackTokyo is available today! – Martin Sedgewick – Google+: I will only try that after Update 1 is released, but based on the [WayBackWhat’s New – RAD Studio:


  • Reintroduction of Linux support. Finally.
  • 64-bit as target: server side, the 32-bit days have been over for a long time
  • one-based strings (boy, I’m glad they didn’t continue on the zero-based strings they did on mobile)


  • No openSUSE support where SuSE was the primary partner during Kylix development and launch, just search SuSE kylix; heck the registration guide is still up at [WayBackSDB:Kylix – openSUSE
  • LLVM compiler as it is way too slow for my development cycles
  • ARC based

Time will tell if it works better for me than the .NET Core for Linux I’ve been using until now.

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Some links on getting a local CollabNet SVN repository to git

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/22

A while ago, I had to rescue a project of a developer that had hosted their SVN repository on a locally running CollabNet installation in a VM that wasn’t properly backed up. So besides pollution of a development system, it had to be resurrected after the host crashed. Apparently

Here are some links without full steps that I used to find my way around, find the SVN repository locations and credentials, then convert it to git (that’s now remotely hosted in multiple places both internally and externally).

No steps as hopefully I will never need to take this route again:


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Kylix: Delphi for Linux is on the Way! – I wrote this in 2000

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/22

Last year, when Warren Postma wrote, I started digging for some articles I wrote about Kylix (the Delphi for Linux at the start of this century).

The second article I found (Delphi for Linux is on the Way!) was actually the first one I wrote, so I’ve put the copy below. The second article will be in my blog tomorrow.

The article below first appeared at the Pinnacle Publishing site at as an article for “Delphi Developers Journal” that went out of business just like “Hardcore Delphi” and “Delphi Informant Magazine” went before (actually Blaise Pascal Magazine is about the only Delphi related magazine left).

I found the title of my article through then back-tracked the title via


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Git for Computer Scientists

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/21

Quick introduction to git internals for people who are not scared by words like Directed Acyclic Graph.

Cool: Git for Computer Scientists [WayBack]


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GExperts – when your predecessor has put it under the Tools menu

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/21

I totally forgot that GExperts can be under the Tools men

GExperts IDE configuration

GExperts IDE configuration

u (I’m so accustomed that Alt-X is GExperts and Alt-M is ModelMaker Code Explorer).

These keyboard shortcuts are only assigned when you install GExperts before you install ModelMaker Code Explorer.

If you reverse, then you have to fiddle by removing the ModelMaker Code Explorer expert, then re-add it.

Anyway: you can configure this in the “IDE” tab of the GExperts Configuration.

After that you have to restart the Delphi IDE to reflect the change.


Source: GExperts Help

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