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Archive for August 7th, 2018

Finally: RAD Studio August 2018 Roadmap – Embarcadero Community

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/08/07

While many were expecting the 10.3 release by now, it should now be available towards the end of 2018. If that means better quality, I’m all for it [WayBack]: RAD Studio August 2018 Roadmap – Embarcadero Community.

The slides are still in image form (I never understood the lack of PDF), but luckily there is [WayBack] August 2018 Roadmap Commentary from Product Management – Community Blogs – Embarcadero Community.

The 10.3 feature I like most is the work on records: default constructors, destructors and copy operators. This will lead the way for nullable types, on which I gave a session in 2009 on the work I did in the 2007-2009 timeframe on non-generic nullable types, and Jim on generic nullable types:

I never got around to follow up on Reminder: rebuild my Nullable Types based on Class Operators in Delphi, so hopefully the Delphi team will deliver that next year.

Via: [WayBack] Just in: RAD Studio August 2018 Roadmap (https://community.embarcadero.com/article/news/16638-rad-studio-august-2018-roadmap) and PM Commentary blog pos… – Marco Cantù – Google+

–jeroen

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Delphi unit prefixes for VCL applications

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/08/07

When using 3rd party libraries, not all of them prefix the units they use, so I tend to use this unix prefix list:

System;Xml;Data;Datasnap;Web;Soap;Winapi;System.Win;Xml.Win;Web.Win;Soap.Win;Data.Win;Datasnap.Win;Vcl;Vcl.Imaging;Vcl.Touch;Vcl.Samples;Vcl.Shell;

Note that it leaves out ;Bde; as that is a thing from a distant past.

–jeroen

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The upcoming GMail changes – Learn what’s new in Gmail – Gmail Help

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/08/07

So I won’t forget what was changed: [WayBackLearn what’s new in Gmail – Gmail Help

  • quickly archive/delete/mark-read/mark-unread/snooze from the inbox list
  • snooze
  • smart reply
  • show/hide follow-up reminders
  • expand/shrink inbox
  • hide/show the menu
  • view calendar/tasks/keep/add-ons
  • attachment stuff (expiration date, passwords, prevent forwarding/downloading/copying/pasting)

–jeroen

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Shouldnt this line be null terminated? HostEnt := gethostbyname(MarshaledASt…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/08/07

[WayBackShouldnt this line be null terminated? HostEnt := gethostbyname(MarshaledAString(TEncoding.UTF8.GetBytes(Name))); – G+ – Allen Drennan

Yes it should, but I’m not sure if the compiler is fully to blame as GetBytes does not return a terminating zero byte.

–jeroen

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Two fans were podcasting at RetroMacCast before it was cool

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/08/07

Around this time, episode 500 of RetroMacCast should be out.

It’s an “about weekly” podcast centered around classic Apple computers, mainly of the Macintosh kind but occasionally also on the Apple I, ][, //e, //c and ///, IIgs and Lisa kinds.

After all these years since they started in 2006, It’s still fun to listen to.

Occasionally they do a vodcast on YouTube, for instance their 100th show below.

New episodes are announced here:

Source: [WayBackTwo fans were podcasting at RetroMacCast before it was cool

–jeroen

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