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[dcc32 Warning] “W1025 Unsupported language feature: ‘operator explicit'”

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/07/03

If the Delphi compiler throws a Source: "W1025 Unsupported language feature: 'operator explicit'" at you, then it is likely that you forgot this, as per Uwe Raabe:

In the project options set “C/C++ Output file generation” to “Generate DCUs only” to get rid of the warning.

Via: [WayBack] Delphi Community Edition Rant. Just installed Delphi CE from the 3rd attempt. Two times I tried to install all features – both times the installer fell… – Sergey Kasandrov – Google+

Note that the documentation still indicates that W1025 has been documented since at least Delphi 2007 ([WayBack] x1025: Unsupported language feature: ‘%s’) as a C++ header translation issue, and still is ([WayBack] X1025 Unsupported language feature: ‘%s’ (Delphi) – RAD Studio), despite other causes (like "W1025 Unsupported language feature: 'custom attribute'") fail if you have only installed the Delphi personality.


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[RSP-19007] Form ScaleConstraints Fail – Embarcadero Technologies

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/07/02

[WayBack] [RSP-19007] Form ScaleConstraints Fail – Embarcadero Technologies

Via [WayBack] +Uwe Raabe Did Embarcadero fix TControl.ScaleConstraints() in the latest version? Do you have a patch for that? Simply changing the properties Min* agai… – Attila Kovacs – Google+

Fix: [ 

// Workaround for TControl.ScaleConstraints bug
// Usage:
// Put "PatchScaleConstraints;" into the dpr right after "Application.Initialize;"


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Interesting thread on how to approach Hi-DPI and DPI changes with FMX in Delphi

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/07/02

Interesting read: [WayBack] Is there an “How-To Guide: Upgrading Your Delphi FMX Applications To Support 4K Displays” out there ? I’ve only found VCL examples… – Stéphane Wierzbicki – Google+


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SequoiaView Homepage

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/07/01

I thought I had scheduled a blog post about the great tool on [WayBackSequoiaView Homepage, but didn’t. In the mean time, Paolo Buffa posted an overview with a really nice historic perspective:

Is amazing from how many years I’m using this program, and how many operating systems it managed to go thru almost unscathed, without modification.

Paolo Buffa

Source: [] SequoiaView: a piece of history. – Data Center IT – Spiceworks

I still use it, despite it being quite old: 2002 era, written in Delphi 5. It’s beautiful in part because of its anciency, but also because it is so simple and intuitive that I still use it regularly.

The age also shows in the web page (which when writing it was still on-line): The SequiaView home page link above is actually a classic frame inside [WayBackThe SequoiaView Homepage. Back then, it was already starting to be considered obsolete to write HTML using frameset [WayBackFraming (World Wide Web) – Wikipedia.

The SequoiaView [WayBack] Download Page even points to non-existing ftp-download URLs via counter CGI scripts:

None of them have been archived by the WayBack machine:

To verify alternative downloads, just check these hashes:

hash command filename hash output
$ md5 MD5 ( = 28d356f2bafe258805794257c284a075
$ md5 Sequoia1_3XPInstall.exe MD5 (Sequoia1_3XPInstall.exe) = 142586a5cc7a0139bde8c13e5cc4d301
$ shasum 762ab30177a7f6a0d4f173fd2442ba7b61df4c2e
$ shasum Sequoia1_3XPInstall.exe c1db10a0f7d36adbc14b5a7a3f08fc35db1bee8b Sequoia1_3XPInstall.exe

I’ve a copy in my archive that I just use in a portable way: just copy over SequoiaView directory with these files in it:

  • Archives.col
  • Images.col
  • License.txt
  • Movies.col
  • ReleaseNotes.txt
  • Sequoia.cnt
  • Sequoia.exe
  • Sound.col

A few things that could be fixed (if ever hopefully MagnaView open sources it: [WayBack] @jpluimers More @magnaview did you ever consider to open source the Delphi code for or give someone NDA access to fix some bugs?):

  • Access violation when re-scanning a drive
  • Option to show multiple links to the same physical file
  • Indication of more rights  needed to index a file or directory
  • Better explorer integration (via context menu)

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MMX Needs New Icons – Are You Willing To Help? – MMX

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/30

[WayBack] MMX Needs New Icons – Are You Willing To Help? – MMX:

I am pretty sure all of you already noticed: The current icons in MMX not only look a bit old, they also don’t look well on the Dark Theme. They are not alpha blended and are only available in 16 x 16 pixel size. This may become a problem when the IDE will support High DPI in the future.

Unfortunately the stock icons available in the market simply don’t fit the purpose of most of the individual icons needed, so custom designed icons seem to be mandatory.

I have been asked several times where people can donate to support the development of MMX. While I am still not planning to accept donations for the time I am going to invest in the development, donating for the icons is a good way to show your gratitude. If you are not a able or willing to donate – that’s OK. Anyway, please consider to spread the word about this.

Many thanks to all that already donated and those who are going to do so.

For those still looking for the link to the MoneyPool, here it is:


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