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Archive for December 19th, 2017

R.I.P. Paweł Głowacki – you will be dearly missed, not just in the Delphi community

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/19

Last week, Paweł Głowacki passed away. A few words, probably incoherent, as I’m still flabbergasted by the news.

Originally from Poland he had moved to The Netherlands in 2001 (causing his son Mateusz to be far more fluent in Dutch than his dad) while starting to work for Borland, doing the full ride through CodeGear and Embarcadero to Idera as one of their enthousiastic Delphi evangelists.

Having already gone through a rough year myself, it took me some time to sit down and reflect a bit on his sudden passing away.

Most of the information around his passing has been on Facebook.

My current state of mind needs me to jot a few things down, and since Facebook keeps redacting away the information I really want to see (probably a chicken and egg problem, as it also insists showing me stuff I do NOT want to see, causing me to hardly look at Facebook any more, and likely having worsened the issue), below are some links and a screenshot.

Though we didn’t see each other much over the last few years, meeting up was always fun, especially talking about old shared activities (one project, don’t ask, many presentations on conferences and sessions) and his hobbies (for instance diving).

I found out about the latter by sheer coincidence. I’ve a mentally retarded brother for which I’m the curator ad litem. In practice this means not just legal guardian, but also coaching my brother with many events. About 15 years ago, over several years, my brother has stepped up from swimming via snorkeling to shallow water diving (always under supervision of a certified diving instructor).

About once a year, my brothers diving group goes to open water where I suddenly bumped into Paweł of which I knew he did sports (and music: he’s an excellent guitar player) but not exactly which ones.

Some of the coolest Delphi related events we did or attended together were the product launches for the BeNeLux in the early 2010s, ItDevCon conferences in Italy, SDN presentations in The Netherlands and EKON visits in Germany.

Knowing more of each others non-Delphi side, we had much more to talk about. So we mixed conversations about free time and Delphi topics enjoying an occasional drink or two.

I will remember those times. R.I.P. Paweł. All the best to his wife Barbara, son Mateusz, other family members, friends and colleagues.

This is the im memorian that Barnsten – the Benelux reseller for Embarcadero that organised a lot of the events:

This picture was taken by Danny Wind on our last event in Bussum

This picture is taken in May this year at the Accelerate Your Development event in Bussum by Danny Wind.

In Memoriam – Pawel Glowacki

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you about the sudden loss of Pawel Glowacki. He was only 47 years old. Pawel was employed by Embarcadero as Technical Lead but worked very closely with the Barnsten team because he lived in Amsterdam.

Pawel has had great influence on all the Barnsten events and webinars. He always knew flawlessly what was going on in the development tools market. Many new themes and programs have arisen from consultation with him. Most of you have been in direct or indirect contact with him at the live events or via his webinars, books, blogs, white papers etc.

His optimism, technical knowledge and positive attitude to life left a deep impression, but also a great emptiness at the loss of such a unique individual.

Pawel will be buried this Friday in his homeland Poland.

On behalf of the Barnsten team,

Raymond Horsten



  1. Since many search indexes prefer l over ł: Pawel Glowacki.
  2. Forum thread: [WayBack] Embarcadero Discussion Forums: Paweł Głowacki passed away on Dec 13th …
  3. About 3 weeks late: [ / WayBack] Farewell Paweł Głowacki – Community Blogs – Embarcadero Community

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If you use Delphi or RAD Studio 10.2.2, ensure you have the latest one installed (build 2004) as it fixes some binary DCU incompatibility bugs 

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/19

Not all updates are equal, so if you use Delphi or RAD Studio 10.2.2, ensure you have the latest one installed (build 2004) as it fixes some binary DCU incompatibility bugs in the old one (build 1978).

You can get the web-install for that build from [WayBack] 30806 RAD Studio, Delphi, C++Builder 10.2 Release 2 Web Install which states:

We have updated RAD Studio 10.2.2 to address an issue that caused incompatibility problems for a number of third party components.This build (build 2004) replaces the previously released RAD Studio 10.2.2 build (build 1978).

The updated 10.2.2 build requires a full uninstall and reinstall. You will be able to preserve your configuration settings as part of the reinstall.

The new 10.2.2 update build 2004 fixes errors in the old 10.2.2 update build 1978 like:

  • when compiling “F2051 Unit %s was compiled with a different version of System.Generics.Collections.TArray.Sort”
  • when loading BPLs “Cannot find entry point…”

Via: [WayBack] Looks like there was an update to the update. “This CodeCentral entry was updated on Dec 17, 2017 We have updated RAD Studio 10.2.2 to address an issu… – Lars Fosdal – Google+

In that thread, various people have confirmed this build indeed fixes these issues.


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301 & 302 Redirect Generator Tool

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/19

[WayBack301 & 302 Redirect Generator Tool is a simple and cool tool:

Generate code to permanently or temporarily redirect your old URL to a new URL using htaccess, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, ASP or ASP.Net

Although using .htaccess files requires Apache to allow AllowOverride All which you might not want to, so here are a few other options and links you might want to check out:


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Some packages I have installed for html editing

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/19

These packages come in for HTML editing in

A few more ideas:



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