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Archive for the ‘Missed Schedule’ Category

Delphi FMX TBitmapCodecManager.LoadFromFile calls TImageTypeChecker.GetType that returns ONLY predefined image types

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/31

Bugs happen: [WayBack] Did I miss something ? I’ve tried to add a custom image loader for FMX … TBitmapCodecManager.LoadFromFile calls TImageTypeChecker.GetType that returns ONLY predefined image types ! (gif, bmp, png, tiff, jpg) … – Paul TOTH – Google+

I’m not so much surprised by bugs, but what scares the heck out of me is that since about halfway October 2017, there are 900+ Reported issues with status Unresolved (i.e. no change to the issue after it got reported).

Before switching to half-year product release cycles, the yearly ones had an issue triage cut-off date of about 3-6 months.

Now back on yearly cycles, I don’t expect that to be much different.

Expecting a new release in the halfway March 2018 till beginning May 2018 time frame, and assuming the past being a good indication of the future, the window of processing issues is closing soon.

I really hope I am wrong and wish 2018 turns out to he a great Delphi year.

–jeroen

Sorry this post became victim to the “Missed Schedule” issue (I finally found out there is a ridiculous limit of 100 scheduled posts over which scheduling becomes unreliable; this limit used to be much much larger in the past).

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In case you are still curious on “It’s a German thing, you wouldn’t understand. ‘Dinner for one’ on New Year’s eve.”

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/31

Via: [WayBack] It’s a German thing, you wouldn’t understand. „Dinner for one“ am 31.12 … 12 mal… – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

In case you are still interested (I think it is an hilarious sketch):

–jeroen

Sorry this post became victim to the “Missed Schedule” issue (I finally found out there is a ridiculous limit of 100 scheduled posts over which scheduling becomes unreliable; this limit used to be much much larger in the past).

[WayBackWarning: Please do not schedule more than 100 posts. Any posts scheduled beyond that amount will not be published.

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hardware rec – When to stop using a hard drive? What rules/software apply? – Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/22

A kind of repeat of a 6 year old post, as by now this has much more information: [WayBackhardware rec – When to stop using a hard drive? What rules/software apply? – Super User.

It is a continuation for another drive of my 2011 post hard drive – When to stop using a HDD? What rules/software apply?.

Basically I was unlucky receiving a brand new drive that appeared exceptionally slow and doing some ticking.

So I ran these on it:

–jeroen

Sorry for the “missed schedule”, but WordPress.com is acting up again:

Since I ran this machine on Windows and I didn’t have time to run locally, these are the tools I used:

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The day that the internet archive was down for a few hours – time to sponsor them.

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/17

In an era where we’ve become dependent on 24/7 communications and availability of the internet, but even more so on archives of information that appeared, became fake and then denied, the Internet Archive (including the WayBack machine) was down for a few hours because of a PGE power outage in San Francisco.

(Posted late because, well the WordPress.com “missed schedule” bug is back)

So this is a reminder to sponsor the Internet Acrhive. Because we can.

–jeroen

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Looking for more examples of Unicode/Ansi oddities in Delphi 2009+

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/25

At the end of April 2014, Roman Yankovsky started a nice discussion on Google+ trying to get upvotes for QualityCentral Report #:  124402: Compiler bug when comparing chars.

His report basically comes down to that when using Ansi character literals like #255, the compiler treats them as single-byte encoded characters in the current code page of your Windows context, translates them to Unicode, then processes them.

The QC report has been dismissed as “Test Case Error” (within 15 minutes of stating “need more info”) by one of the compiler engineers, directing to the UsingCharacterLiterals section of Delphi in a Unicode World Part III: Unicodifying Your Code where – heaven forbid – they suggest to replace #128 with the Euro-Sign literal.

I disagree, as the issue happens without any hint or warning whatsoever, and causes code that compiles fine in Delphi <= 2007 to fail in subtle ways on Delphi >= 2009.

The compiler should issue a hint or warning when you potentially can screw up. It doesn’t. Not here.

Quite a few knowledgeable Delphi people got involved in the discussion:

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