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Archive for September 3rd, 2018

Plastic SCM command-line for merge and diff

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/03

Just in case I have Plastic SCM without Beyond Compare:


"C:\Program Files\PlasticSCM5\client\mergetool" -b="%TEMP%\baseFile-guid.pas" -bn="baseSymbolicName" -bh="baseHash" -s="%TEMP%\sourceFile-guid.pas" -sn="srcSymbolicName" -sh="srcHash" -d="...\destinationPath\destinationFile.pas" -dh="destinationHash" -a -r="%TEMP%\resultFile.pas" -t="text" -i="NotIgnore" -e="NONE" -m="forced" -re="NONE" --progress="progressDescription" --extrainfofile="%TEMP%\extraInfoFile.tmp"


To be done


Merge help (takes about 10 seconds to start):

"C:\Program Files\PlasticSCM5\client\mergetool.exe" --help

Mergetool usage
Usage: mergetool [ | ]

    diffOptions:  []

    mergeOptions:   [] [[] [] ] [] []

        baseFile:            {-b | --base}= 
        baseSymbolicName:    {-bn | --basesymbolicname}=
        automatic:           -a | --automatic
        silent:              --silent
        resultFile:          {-r | --result}=
        mergeType:           {-m | --mergeresolutiontype}={onlyone | onlysrc | onlydst | try | forced}

    generalFiles:  []  []

        sourceFile:          {-s | --source}=
        srcSymbolicName:     {-sn | --srcsymbolicname}=
        destinationFile:     {-d | --destination}= 
        dstSymbolicName:     {-dn | --dstsymbolicname}=

    generalOptions: [] [] [] []

        defaultEncoding:     {-e | --encoding}={none |ascii | unicode | bigendian | utf7 | utf8}
        comparisonMethod:    {-i | --ignore}={none | eol | whitespaces | eol&whitespaces}
        fileType:            {-t | --filestype}={text/csharp | text/XML | text}
        resultEncoding:      {-re | --resultencoding}={none |ascii | unicode | bigendian | utf7 | utf8}
        progress:            {--progress}=progress string indicating the current progress, for example: Merging file 1/8
        extraInfoFile:       {--extrainfofile}=path to a file that contains extra info about the merge

        -a | --automatic:    Tries to resolve the merge automatically.
                             If the merge can't be resolved automatically (requires user interaction), the merge tool is shown.
        --silent:            This option must be used combined with the --automatic option.
                             When a merge can't be resolved automatically, this option causes the tool to return immediately
                             with a non-zero exit code (no merge tool is shown).
                             If the tool was able to resolve the merge automatically, the program returns exit code 0.


        mergetool -s=file1.txt -d=file2.txt
        mergetool -s=file1.txt -b=file0.txt --destination=file2.txt
        mergetool --base=file0.txt -d=file2.txt --source=file1.txt --automatic --result=result.txt
        mergetool -b=file0.txt -s=file1.txt -d=file2.txt -a -r=result.txt -e=utf7 -i=eol -t=text/csharp -m=onlyone

The merge extraInfoFile.tmp has a syntax like this:

Source (cs:-#)
    relative-sourceFile from cs:-# created by userName on timeStamp
    Comments: Source changeset description

Base (cs:#)
    relative-baseFile from cs:#@/baseBranch by userName on timeStamp
    Comments: BO's + CRUDS 

Destination (cs:#)
    relative-destinationFile from cs@/destinationBranch created by userName on timeStamp
    Comments: Destination changeset description

Where each cs is a change set number.


Posted in Beyond Compare, Development, Encoding, PlasticSCM, Power User, Software Development, Source Code Management | Leave a Comment »

on the dB scales and audio

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/03

  • Double or twice the loudness = factor 2 means about 10 dB more sensed loudness level (psycho acoustic)
  • Double or twice the voltage = factor 2 means 6 dB more measured voltage level (sound pressure level)
  • Double or twice the power = factor 2 means 3 dB more calculated power level (sound intensity level)

Now that we’ve straightened that one out…


Source: [WayBackOutdoor speaker met versterker ontworpen door tweaker haalt doel op Kickstarter – Beeld en geluid – Nieuws – Tweakers

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Calendar Link ParametersTeamup Calendar

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/03

A while back, I needed to show the Teamup Calendar for my marching band at a specific date.

Luckily I found [Archive.isCalendar Link ParametersTeamup Calendar allowing me to assemble such link:

Which shows at the end of the month, we are going to perform on Tattoo on Stage in Luzern (Lucerne), Switzerland in the famous KKL concert hall:

KKL Luzern im Oktober: Tattoo on Stage mit Militär- & Show Bands aus der ganzen Welt. Das Festivalprogramm sowie Tickets gibt es bei

[WayBackTattoo on Stage | KKL Luzern, 01. Oktober 2017

We’ve been there before and it’s great fun! The [WayBack] New Zealand Army Band even did a haka challenge with us.


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The Delphi VCL comes to Oxygene

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/03

Interesting approach, which makes one more “cross platform VCL” from outside the Embarcadero pipeline [WayBack] The Delphi VCL comes to Oxygene:

Developers switching from Delphi to Oxygene are loving our “Delphi RTL” compatibility library, as it helps them move their code over to new platforms without having to embrace all the new APIs at once. With the new Elements 10 builds we shipped in the past couple of weeks,

CrossVCL (by KSDev, the former FMX architects) already brings VCL to Linux through the Embarcadero compilers; VCL for Oxygene brings it – through the Oxygene compilers – to WebAssembly first and later to Cocoa and WPF.

I wonder how Windows VCL compatible both approaches are.

Via [WayBack – Ondrej Kelle – Google+


Posted in Delphi, Development, Oxygene, Pascal, Software Development | 2 Comments »

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