They're baaaack...

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Yep.  The rumors are actually true.  There will be "Turbo" versions of Delphi, Delphi for .NET, C++, and C#.  You can read some information here about it:,1895,2000205,00.asp

and here:

Yes, there will be free versions of the Turbo's.  They're the Explorer editions.  Go to to get information and news about the availability of these editions, along with tutorials, games and contests.

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  • Guest
    Mohammed Nasman Monday, 7 August 2006

    That's excellent news

    It's the best move for Borland (oh forget that, it's DevCo) since years

    GO TURBO" target="_blank">Delphi GO

  • Guest
    Thomas Mueller Monday, 7 August 2006


    that's great, let's hope it is not tool late. (I am looking forward to the "discussion" on"> on this news. All the people who never even looked at Borland products saying that nobody needs them... ;-) )


  • Guest
    Roland Monday, 7 August 2006

    One again great, exciting news!

  • Guest
    BradP Monday, 7 August 2006

    You guys are really kicking some a$$ and getting things going again. Flood the market...

  • Guest
    C Johnson Monday, 7 August 2006

    Uh, you do realize that by the time the turbos are available, students will be too busy to notice you, and pretty much the only professionals still paying attention will be those of us who already use" target="_blank">Delphi right?

    Yup, self defeating implementation of a good idea - that's classic borland too.

  • Guest
    Cobus Kruger Monday, 7 August 2006

    I think it is awesome news. I have programmed for" target="_blank">Delphi for more than a decade now, but have never been able to afford the tools I use at the office. Recently I gave the Express IDE's a shakedown and they rock. If the Turbo versions are as good as suggested, I reckon the small development shops and hobbyists will flock to it - perhaps even the schools.

    Loyalty, I think, is easier to build when someone is developing things they enjoy, which is often not the same as what they do at work. Borland has been neglecting the community for a while now even while boasting about it.

    Very nice change indeed.

  • Guest
    Mark Andrews Monday, 7 August 2006

    The relentless negativity of people like C Johnson is so tiresome--I can't remember the last time he posted anything positive or even interesting.

    The fact is that there are always a million reasons to NOT do something and many fewer reasons TO do something. It's so much easier to tear down than to create.

    No doubt C Johnson thinks his views are terribly insightful, but I would never hire someone with such a grim and boorish outlook--which is probably why so many people in non-tech are in my kill file :-)

    My company has used Borland products since TP3.0 and we have NEVER found a better substitute. We're looking forward to seeing the new products. Good luck!

  • Guest
    Rob Uttley Monday, 7 August 2006

    I'm with Mark Andrews on this. I'm really pleased to see the old white-and-yellow boxes back. Turbo was always an excellent product (TP 5.5 was my favourite) and if the new breed have half the spirit and consistency of the originals it will be a worthwhile exercise.

    If they got a cheap new version of" target="_blank">Delphi out there, producing Vista-friendly code, they just might lure away some of the people currently downloading VS2005 and retooling to C#... after all, there's nothing quite like" target="_blank">Delphi for producing lean & mean Windows binaries, and the 'old Borland' values still mean a lot to some of us!

    Good luck!

  • Guest
    Olaf Monien Monday, 7 August 2006


    "©2006, Borland Software Corporation"

    To be honest, I have expected something "better" :-(

  • Guest
    Olaf Monien Monday, 7 August 2006

    Don't get my previous comment wrong! I defintely love to see the Turbo being back, but why is there still Borland? Hadn't this been a great oportunity to introduce the new company? Even if not all docs are signed yet?

  • Guest
    Marco Zehe Monday, 7 August 2006

    @Olaf, hey, they need to reserve *some* good news for September 5! <Big Grin> I, for one, am *very* excited about this news! Go for it guys!

  • Guest
    Olaf Monien Monday, 7 August 2006

    Well, they still might publish a higher resolution image of the box. One where you can read the text in the red-black box.

    Maybe all is set yet, and there are only a few "artefacts" left ;-)

  • Guest
    Marco Zehe Monday, 7 August 2006

    Too bad my screen reader cannot describe pictures yet! Being blind, I missed out on that part of the puzzle. This certainly is even more reason for optimism that Tod Nielsen's "matter of weeks" may indeed be a "matter of very few weeks" now...

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    ahmoy law Monday, 7 August 2006

    Turbo" target="_blank">Delphi? that sounds weird since" target="_blank">Delphi (without the Turbo prefix) is a already a complete IDE package.

    one so not good thing about Turbo" target="_blank">Delphi box's design, the graphics used referring to the old 16-bit windows UI!!!

  • Guest
    Diego Barros Monday, 7 August 2006

    FYI, in the News page on the turbo explorer site, the first press release links back to itself.

    Where is the the TurboMan link? Doesn't work.

  • Guest
    Andrei Gerasimenko Monday, 7 August 2006

    An absolutly necessary step finally taken. If C Johnson sees it as a forced move, that may be a reason for his mood. However, as far as I recall, students are never TOO busy for anything.

    "A fixed all-in-one solution" in must be clarified before launch. Does it mean "no 3-d party packages", "no IDE extention", "no BPL generation", all of the above? Whatever the answer, the Explorer (why not Express? Is it a dog fight or what?) editions are fine, I just want this clarified. With the current feature matrix, I doubt that a newbuyer understands if there is an IDE in the Explorer edition or not.

    "Old white-and-yellow boxes back". Are you shure about boxes? The pictured objects may be books with a disk under cover, exactly like Turbo Pascal 1.0.

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    Ed Lyk Monday, 7 August 2006

    This is GREAT! As a long time" target="_blank">Delphi user I will gladly shell over $500 for the Pro version to show my support. Hopefully they will announce the new company when the Turbo products are released in September.

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    Jose Castillo Reyes Tuesday, 8 August 2006

    Excelente Noticia, estaba seguro que DEVCO venía con buenas y nuevas noticias...

    En realidad ésta es una muy buena movida!!!

    Ahora hay que dedicarle más tiempo y trabajo al sitio:">

    Ahora, recién empieza "LA GUERRA DE LOS IDES".

  • Guest
    Jose Castillo Reyes Tuesday, 8 August 2006

    "LA GUERRA DE LOS IDES" (The ide's war).

  • Guest
    Robert Love Tuesday, 8 August 2006

    This is truely intresting news. When available it would be nice to put together small video demo's. I personally would be willing to try to schedule appointments with area universities to show students and faculity.

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