Those people who selected the default colors for the Linux ls command must have much better eyes than I. E.g. I think that dark blue text on black background is very difficult to read, but apparently they think it is fine. Fortunately it is easy to change these colors by setting the LS_COLORS environment variable. … Continue reading Setting colors for Linux ls command
added support for TColor and Local Variables to dzDebugVisualizer
After making the source code of dzDebugVisualizer available I got interested in Debug Visualizers in general and had a look at how they are supported in Delphi 11. I wrote a visualizer for TColor, based on an old EDN article (now only in the Internet Archive). And after that I simply added that functionality to … Continue reading added support for TColor and Local Variables to dzDebugVisualizer
dzDebugVisualizer source code available
Several years ago I wrote a Delphi IDE plugin to extend the functionality of the "Evaluate and Modify" dialog as well as the Watches window called dzDebugVisualizer and even released an update for it. Back then I wasn't sure whether I wanted to open source it or possibly commercialize it. I am now sure that … Continue reading dzDebugVisualizer source code available
dzBdsLauncher 1.0.9 released
I just released dzBdsLauncher 1.0.9. If started with a .bdsproj file, it will now not just assume that a .dpr file must exist but will check for it and if it does not exist, will try for a .dpk file.
Thunderbird 102.0.3 no longer asks to accept a self signed certificate for IMAP
One of my computer's hard disk didn't survive a recent power failure so I had to set up its Thunderbird client again (a backup didn't work, don't ask). My internal IMAP server uses a self signed certificate which worked like a charm until now. Normally, the first time Thunderbird connects to the server after the … Continue reading Thunderbird 102.0.3 no longer asks to accept a self signed certificate for IMAP
Some Linux tools for handling and filtering the passwd file
Linux (and other Unixes) store user information in a file called passwd and the associated passwords in another file called shadow, both located in /etc. Both files are text files and use a : as the field separator. I currently have the need to sort and filter these files in various ways. This post is … Continue reading Some Linux tools for handling and filtering the passwd file
dxgettext homepage down
The homepage of GnuGetText for Delphi (dxgettext) seems to be down (it redirects to www.delphidk.dk which my DNS cannot resolve). Here is the last archived version on the Internet Archive.
GExpertsInst is not a valid reference
Starting with GExperts 1.3.20 calling the standalone Experts Manager displayed the error message "GExpertsInst is not a valid reference". After that the tool actually works fine. This bug has now been fixed in the current source code. I don't think this minor inconvenience justifies a new release.
some dxgettext improvements
I fixed a bug in the dxgettext executable which made it add wrong ressource string names to the po files which in turn made the msgmergePOT tool select wrong translations. You will have to compile your own executable to get this bugfix. The source code is in the project's svn repository on SourceForge. Also I … Continue reading some dxgettext improvements
GExperts 1.3.21 experimental twm 2022-04-09 released
You may remember that I was forced to reduce GExperts support for Delphi 6 a while ago, because the IDE no longer started on my computer. It turns out that it was a GExperts bug after all. The fix was simple once I knew what the problem was. And I only found out because carrchri, … Continue reading GExperts 1.3.21 experimental twm 2022-04-09 released