The new version now has colored output thanks to the late Rudy Velthuis' excellent console units. Thanks again Rudy may you rest in peace. Download is available from the project page on SourceForge.
Today I released version 1.0.2 of dzPackageInst. Its a command line tool that allows installing and uninstalling design time packages into the Delphi 6 to 1.3 IDEs. Source code and download are available from the project page on SourceForge. It's also part of my buildtools which I use for nearly all my projects.
I just had one of these dreaded occurrences where the hosts file did not work on a Windows XP installation. (Yes, you read that correctly: "Windows XP". I still have got a few installations of that to maintain.) I could not figure out what the problem was, so I turned to Google which found "hosts … Continue reading If the hosts file on Windows XP does not work
Prompted by the topic Dictionaries, Hashing and Performance in the international Delphi Praxis forum I did some timing to compare the performance of data structures in the Delphi runtime library that can be used to store data indexed by strings: a sorted, case sensitive TStringList (available since Delphi 6) a sorted, case sensitive THashedStringList (available … Continue reading TStringList vs. THashedStringList vs. TDictionary
Everybody seems to be blogging about Delphi having been around for 25 years, so I won't stay back and tell some of my story. When I finished university and started a job, Delphi was just about being "born" and I was working with Turbo Pascal and later Visual Basic. VB was great in some aspects … Continue reading Delphi is 25 years old