Archive for July, 2020

hcOPF supports Delphi 10.4 Sydney

Saturday, July 25th, 2020

Things have been a little crazy in case you hadn’t noticed.  Between COVID-19, the economic fallout and all the turmoil in our nearest neighbour, I plum forgot to blog about updating hcOPF to support Delphi Sydney 10.4.

It might also be because adding support for a newer compiler version doesn’t take a great deal of effort. I normally just copy the ones from the previous version, and modify them as needed for the new one.  It would of course be a whole lot easier if {$LIBSUFFIX AUTO} was implemented and I could use that as well (or something like it) to set the output folder. Then I wouldn’t even need to make a copy and update the projects!

DevExpress now Supporting FMX

Friday, July 24th, 2020

I was so excited when I read Frank’s post today about DevExpress offering a FMX grid control.  So I went to download it, only to discover that in order to get the CTP release, an * “Active VCL Subscription or Express GridPack is required”.

Sadly I don’t personally have an active subscription so looks like I will have to wait until the release to give it a spin.  For those of you lucky enough to meet the requirements, who haven’t already purchased a TMS or Infpower grid for FMX, let me know what you think.  For the VCL, the Quantum Grid has practically been the defacto standard in most applications I’ve worked on, so I’m very interested to see what DexExpress is offering for FMX.

DevExpress took a wait and see position with FMX, so it’s very encouraging for the Delphi ecosystem to see them throw their hat into the ring.