May the road(map) rise with you

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These last few weeks we have had Embarcaderians out on the road talking about RAD Studio XE2 and FireMonkey. The reception and excitement around FireMonkey, in particular, has been infectious. Even though there is plenty there to learn about and play with we've been asked regularly about our roadmap. Our official roadmap is being updated, and not ready to be published yet, but I thought I would share, at a high-level, some of the technology areas in which we are actively working.





  • Frequent and regular FireMonkey updates

  • A Next Generation Delphi Compiler with multiple hardware/OS targets

  • Next Generation RAD C++ Compiler with multiple hardware/OS targets

  • 64bit RAD C++

  • Delphi and C++ iOS support

  • Expanded Mobile UI and Device support like Location, Camera, Accelerometers etc

  • Delphi and C++ ARM Support

  • Extended iOS Support

  • Android Support

  • Win8/Metro Support - Intel and ARM


As always look forward to customer feedback on our direction and priorities and plan to publish a survey soon to get your direct feedback. A full roadmap update is forthcoming.
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  • Guest
    Claudio Piffer Saturday, 17 September 2011

    Hi,

    thank you! This is very great. I use delphi from the first version (1995 ;-)) and XE 2 is a very new impressive version waited from many years.

    Waiting for the new roadmap, wish everyone an experience incredible with XE2

    Best Regards

    Claudio

  • Guest
    delphi001 delphi001 Saturday, 17 September 2011

    >> Win8/Metro Support - Intel and ARM

    is firemonkey only or vcl, too ?

  • Guest
    Angelo Martinez Gonzalez Sunday, 18 September 2011

    Delphi and C++ Builder compiler for

    Linux support for x32 y x64
    windows win32 y win64


    i think just recompile te ide with this new compiler for
    win32 and win 64 and you have a shining IDE native win64 and
    win 32.. and linuz ide for x32 y linux x64

  • Guest
    J T Sunday, 18 September 2011

    @delphi001

    We are still actively investigating the implications of Metro UI and WinRT, so it is too early to provide specifics.
    ~/jt

  • Guest

    [...] sayeth the new Delphi/RAD Studio project manager, echoing both a previous statement of his and similar [...]

  • Guest
    Carlos H. Cantu Tuesday, 20 September 2011

    Android support is a must nowadays. I hope it will not take too long to it appear in RAD Studio.

  • Guest
    Franz-Leo Chomse Tuesday, 20 September 2011

    @delphi001

    most likely Firemonkey only

    According to the specifications visible in the developer
    preview Metro is a render only no message loop environment,
    designed for a touch screen environment - thus Firemonkey
    territory.

  • Guest
    Renaud GHIA Tuesday, 20 September 2011

    Please add javascript target for the compiler.

  • Guest
    Kyle Miller Wednesday, 21 September 2011

    Android is very nice to see on the list. A little surprised not to see a Linux support. Is the jump from OSX (BSD) to Linux that great? I would think the jump into Android's Dalvik would be the more difficult task.

    In any case, looks like a full plate.

  • Guest
    Fabricio Araujo Wednesday, 21 September 2011

    They could include Oxygene for Java on Embarcadero Prism to address Android on pascal.

  • Guest
    Rick Carter Thursday, 22 September 2011

    What Kyle Miller said. Where's the Penguin? An accidental omission, I hope?

  • Guest
    Dany Marmur Thursday, 22 September 2011

    The ability to create apps for iOS, Android and Windows Mobiles.

    An Linux RTL (the parts common to VCL and FireMokey) so that we can deploy DataSnap om Linux servers.

  • Guest
    Dany Marmur Thursday, 22 September 2011

    First comment - add: "without PHP".

  • Guest
    Daniele Teti Thursday, 22 September 2011

    Hi JT,
    These features IMHO are a must:
    - Frequent and regular FireMonkey updates
    - Expanded Mobile UI and Device support like Location, Camera, Accelerometers etc
    - Android Support for Delphi
    - A Next Generation Delphi Compiler with multiple hardware/OS targets
    - Extended iOS Support
    - Win8/Metro Support - Intel and ARM

    And still thanks for this good release.

    Congrats for your new position in EMBT

  • Guest
    J T Friday, 23 September 2011

    @Kyle and Rick

    Hah, yes the penguin is an accidental omission. Though doesn't the green robot insinuate Linux support. :)
    ~/jt

  • Guest
    Ralf Stocker Saturday, 24 September 2011

    I would like to see...
    -Put high effort into the Win 64 bit optimization / bug fixing
    -Linux target
    -Run C++ with prio 2 (most EMB customers speak Delphi:-)

  • Guest
    Jose Castillo Reyes Monday, 26 September 2011

    I want Delphi for Linux ! Datasnap for Linux !

  • Guest
    Peter Kokosiouli Tuesday, 27 September 2011

    I attended the show today in Johannesburg, and i must say WOW and a BIG WELL DONE to the Delphi/embarcadero team, what a fantastic job, maybe a little rough round the edges, but all on the right path for the next 10 years. the fact that you making plans to support multiple hardware and already os platforms is enough to stay put and continue investing in embarcadero. to change my apps to .notyet? id rather have daily root canals

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