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Archive for May 2nd, 2017

Windows 10 Creators update and Delphi debugging don’t go well…

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/05/02

Not sure what the cause and effect are, but various people are having issues running Delphi versions on Windows 10 Creators update. Debugging takes an exceptional long time to load the debuggee.

According to Marco Cantu, it is not limited to Delphi:

“It looks like a change in libraries code relocation, and it affects all debuggers — not just ours.”

A roll-back does make them work again but … there is only a very limited time frame to roll back from Windows 10 Creators update (think days, not weeks).

So for now: if you use Delphi do not install the Windows 10 Creators update unless you:

  • can revert back to a full system backup
  • can roll back in time


The the last link cannot be archived, not is publicly accessible, I’ve quoted some parts:

The debugger goes haywire for everyone in our organization with Creators and Tokyo/Berlin. Reverting to Windows Anniversary brings back the sanity.

Debugger problems with Tokyo/Berlin and Creators:

  • App takes a long time to load with modules loading and unloading and re-loading many times
  • IDE freezes
  • Memory consumption of bds.exe explodes, sometimes (> 3GB)

I will attached before and after screenshots showing how modules load and unload and re-load with Windows 10 Creators.

I presume these problems have the same root cause(s) than those in

Note that Microsoft is still fledging out issues in Windows 10 Creators Upgrade despite pushing it to more and more Windows 10 machines: [WayBackWindows 10 Creators Update rollout: First phase update – Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog


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Oops! Something Bad Happened – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/05/02

Each time you hit an error URL, you get a different picture.

They are cool!

Source: Oops! Something Bad Happened – Stack Overflow

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instead of x86, msbuild is creating an x64 solution configuration via sln.metaproj – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/05/02

Sometimes msbuild will throw an error like this  for an x86 project:

"C:\Users\Developer\Versioned\libssh2\build\libssh2.sln" (default target) (1) ->
(ValidateSolutionConfiguration target) ->
C:\Users\Developer\Versioned\libssh2\build\libssh2.sln.metaproj : error MSB4126: The specified solution configuration "Debug|X64" is invalid. Please specify a valid solution configuration using the Configuration and Platform properties
form="Any CPU") or leave those properties blank to use the default solution configuration. [C:\Users\Developer\Versioned\libssh2\build\libssh2.sln]


vsvars64.bat will set the environment variable Platform=x64 but vsvars32.bat will not empty this environment variable.

Easiest is to run set Platform= then run vsvars32.bat.

Adopted from MSBuild creating an x64 solution configuration via sln.metaproj – Stack Overflow [WayBack]:

If you are running this in the Visual Studio x64 command window it will set an environment variable Platform=x64 that will be used by msbuild. You can verify this by running echo in the command prompt you are using.

echo %platform%

So you will need to override the default when using x64 cmd, or run from the x86 cmd.



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Comparing commits across time – via github User Documentation

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/05/02

To get to the compare view, append /compare to your repository’s path.

This brings you the basic comparison interface which is very flexible: just enter a branch, tag or history marker in the dropdowns for base and compare.

Examples from the user docs:


Source: Comparing commits across time – User Documentation

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