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Delphi and RAD Studio Product Manager at Embarcadero. Well known Delphi guru and books author.

RAD Studio 10.2.1 HotFix for iOS AdHoc Deployment We released a hotfix to address a regression (reported as https://quality.embarcadero.com/browse/RSP-18813) in RAD Studio Tokyo Release 1 related with AdHoc deployment for iOS. The fix available for download is at: https://cc.embarcadero.com/item/30797 The fix (which is a single file to add to your system) provides support for building iOS Ad Hoc Applications with RAD Studio 10.2.1 using Xcode 8.2, 8.3.2 or 8.3.3. Please ensure that RAD Studio 10.2.1 (Tokyo Release 1) is inst...
Workaround for FMX Memory Leaks on Windows in 10.2.1 Many of our customers today write FireMonkey Windows applications. We recently got some customer reports on FMX memory leaks on Windows using RAD Studio 10.2 Release 1 (or Tokyo Release 1). The issue is reported at https://quality.embarcadero.com/browse/RSP-18774 and https://stackoverflow.com/questions/45588741/delphi-recompiling-application-with-10-2-1-causes-memory-leaks. If you encounter such issues after installing 10.2.1, we recommend trying the workaround below. We will address this issue ...
Creators Update BPL Loading Issue and Tokyo Release 1 As mentioned in the release notes of Tokyo 10.2.1, the latest release of RAD Studio addresses the issues caused by Windows 10 Creators Update and related with DLL and BPL loading. The issue is caused by a change (a bug!) in the DLL loading algorithm of the operating system, an issue that Microsoft has fixed in the new coming release of Windows 10, currently known as Fall Creators Update. I've already covered the problem in a past blog post, http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2017-june-delphi-packag...
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Quality Portal and Tokyo Release 1 The RAD Studio 10.2.1 release (earlier this week) was focused on bug fixing. You can find the list of issues that have been addressed at http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/44763. The list includes 186 customer reported issues there were either fixed or cannot be reproduced any more -- so they also got fix, even if "indirectly" (that is, while fixing some related bug). If we include also duplicate items, expected behavior, and issues we decided not to fix (for some reason) or are not applicable a...
Delphi Tokyo Release 1 or 10.2.1 is Now Available You can read more about the release and its rationale in the PM article published in the community: https://community.embarcadero.com/article/16556-rad-studio-10-2-1-released-today For the actual release information docWiki page, including how to obtain the release, what's new, known issues, visit: http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/Tokyo/en/10.2_Tokyo_-_Release_1 For a more detailed of issues fixed in this release, see the EDN article at: http://edn.emb...
Some Data from the 2017 RAD Studio Developers Survey As most of you know, the Embarcadero PM team has been running fairly extensive yearly surveys regularly. We had the last yearly survey in April 2017. In the past, the company decision has been not to share data coming from the survey, as some of it is fairly sensitive in terms of business analysis and planning. But given that not all of the information fits into this category, this year Embarcadero has decided to share some of the results of the main yearly developer's survey -- that saw several...

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Delphi Blogs of the Week #54 A new round up of Delphi-related news, after my two weeks of vacation around Europe. Delphi Product Blogs and More Quickly find add-ons with new GetIt categories by Sarina at https://community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/quickly-find-add-ons-with-new-getit-categories (by the way, we are open for ideas and suggestions, given the system is now fairly flexible) The Enterprise Connector Beta has started by Sarina at https://community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/the-enterprise-connector-b...

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Delphi Blogs of the (Week) Month #53 Embarcadero News Embarcadero Partners with CData to Offer Enterprise Connectors (press release at http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170621005319/en). You can read more on this blog post from Sarina, https://community.embarcadero.com/blogs/entry/new-enterprise-connectors-for-delphi-and-c-builder-join-the-beta. The beta of the components can be found in GetIt for Tokyo customers (Professional and above), in a new "Connectors" category. You can use them to connect with over 70 different b...
RAD Studio 10.2 Patch for Android Released As Sarina already mentioned in the community site, last week Embarcadero released a second patch for Delphi and C++Builder 10.2 Tokyo. The first patch was focused on tool chain issues, while this new one addresses several issues for Android platform support. Namely, some of the fixes relate with the platform changes in editing (causing problems when using the backspace key) while other address regressions (and performance issues) introduced in 10.2 Tokyo and caused by platform changes in threadi...
Celebrating 22 Exciting Years of Innovation with Delphi Delphi was released over 22 years ago in San Francisco. More than two decades later, the Delphi design philosophy remains steadfastly the same: continual innovation and increasing productivity for developers. Throughout its history, Delphi has been one of the most successful development platforms as it continues to navigate a highly competitive space, maintain its essence as a robust integrative toolset, and serve a large community of passionate developers. Deep investments have been made in the...

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