XE6 Released with some Interesting Features

I attended the webinar today announcing Delphi XE6. It’s been a long road for the EMBT dev team to provide both C++ and Object Pascal support for iOS, Android, OS X, and Windows in the same environment. Kudos to them for accomplishing that feat, and incorporating over 2000 bug fixes into the XE6 release.  The article lists 500+ fixes for customer reported issues.  I assume the remaining 1500+ items were issues found internally.  Using QC for Windows I found that there are already 17 bug reports for XE6 build 20.0.15596.9843.  Unfortunately I cannot get a listing of all the issues fixed because querying using 20.0 or the full build # in Resolved in Build field yields 0 results.

I am looking forward to installing a trial in a VM, and checking out the latest “Key New Features” - Quality, performance and stability!  It was great to see that the VCL got some love and of special interest to me was the tethering capabilities for mobile devices.  I can’t wait until 64 bit OS X apps and Linux are supported, but the product is definitely heading in the right direction.

2 Responses to “XE6 Released with some Interesting Features”

  1. brad Says:

    I’d like to know if the help system is better yet, and if they are closing the gap to Visual Studio in programmer productivity areas like improved Code Insight/Completion and so on.

  2. Kyle Miller Says:

    Brad, you can read the help online. http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE6/en/Main_Page

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