Steve J

Current status: "Cross platform scientific software freelancer.
Geophysicist specialized in data acquisition, processing and representation.
Volcano monitoring software.
Programming since 1980."
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Member since: Sunday, 17 August 2014
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Steve J replied to the topic 'Delphi 10.3 and no more mobile addon pack?' in the forum. 4 months ago

Strange.
I did a clean install and for the first time, didn't use the ISO but the WebInstall instead. I used my same serial number since XE8 and have no problems.
Installed in a Win10 Pro virtual machine, and launched my RadStudio Professional, it shows mobile pack, and I definitely can select Android and iOS as my targets. I did compile fine too.
Definitely call your sales manager to report your problems.

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Steve J replied to the topic 'Delphi 10.3 and no more mobile addon pack?' in the forum. 4 months ago

I am under subscription and used the same license that I got on XE8... on all new versions and not on Rio. No problem. It loads stating that the mobile pack is part of the product.
They discontinued the mobile being part as an add-on purchase, it's now included in the Professional version of Rad Studio anyway, you can't have it without mobile.
Contact your sales manager to ask what's wrong.

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Steve J replied to the topic 'Maintaining state' in the forum. 4 months ago

Using JSON is better in a sense that even though Ini files could work cross-platform, they're not "native" outside Windows.
Using the Registry makes you stick to Windows.

Today, it's likely that an app, even a legacy one, would require you to also provide a mobile equivalent on smartphones and tablets. No registry there.

The JSON file is easily lying on the OS filesystem no matter which one it is. JSON and XML parsers are a bit quicker than Ini files and they are universal as the data blocks are self explanatory within their tags.
I would go with a JSON file store locally that you can write/read and get your info. That same file would be read the same way on macOS, iOS, Android and Windows.

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Steve J replied to the topic 'Maintaining state' in the forum. 4 months ago
Steve J replied to the topic 'Anyone that remember this one?' in the forum. 4 months ago

Me too. I got Delphi 1 and was so thrilled. It changed my life actually.
I came from Borland C++ 3, 4, and 4.5. You had to deal with the resource editor...
and then Delphi. Wow.
Continued with both Delphi and C++Builder up to today. More than ever.
Good souvenirs, even if some of the releases where, in my opinion, really unstable (2005 and 2006 in particular).

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Steve J created a new topic ' Invalid UDID for new iOS devices' in the forum. 5 months ago

Hi,
the new iPhones XS & XSMax don't have a standard 40 character UDID anymore.
Therefore, Tokyo can't compile and deploy apps to those devices even if you have a valid provisioning profile for those devices.
Also iTunes does not provide the UDID anymore for those new devices.
The new UDID format for those is like nnnnnnnn-000NNNNNNNNNNNNN
Then the compiler complains and stops deployment.
Anyone found a workaround?
Thanks
Steve

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Steve J replied to the topic 'Delphi Certificate Error ?' in the forum. 5 months ago

As Remy said,
Embarcadero is working on it.
Marco Cantu also tweeted about it Invalid consumer key/secret in configuration

If you see a "security warnings" in Delphi IDE don't worry. The @EmbarcaderoTech domain SSL certificate expired, was renewed, but not applied to all web properties. Some sites (GetIt and Quality) are affected. Fix coming, apologize. BTRW, we are updating Community and EDN portals

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Steve J replied to the topic 'Can 10.2.3 work with XCode 10?' in the forum. 5 months ago

Nope, unfortunately not yet.
It's on the roadmap for 10.3 but no release date has been confirmed.
You have to stick or switch back to Xcode 9 for now.

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I too totally disagree. Yes there are free alternative, but did you really try Xamarin? To me it's a no go. RadStudio offers a real one place, one code, one click compile/deploy. Lazarus is fine for Linux if you don't have RadStudio Enterprise. But t

Steve J replied to the topic 'Looking for Delphi Training' in the forum. 6 months ago

I think that Delphi Academy can provide certificates. Check
www.embarcaderoacademy.com

And they currently have a batch of free courses covering the Pascal Language
www.embarcaderoacademy.com/p/the-delphi-ce-bootcamp-2018

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Steve J replied to the topic 'Support for iOS12' in the forum. 6 months ago

You probably can count on several weeks before getting a patch allowing to use Xcode 10...
That's always a major problem.

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Steve J replied to the topic '*** NEW Delphi Forum now available!' in the forum. 6 months ago

Any access via NNTP rather than a web browser?

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Steve J replied to the topic 'Android SDK and NDK - file locations and SDK Manager' in the forum. 7 months ago

Me neither. Never use web based. That's why I call standalone apps "real apps" and "web portals" (not apps) for anything that doesn't work without an internet connection :-)

Anyway, the Settings migration tool never worked for me. Always screwed everything no matter the install, the version, etc... I now use the DITE Them Editor to make sure I get my settings right.

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Steve J replied to the topic 'Android SDK and NDK - file locations and SDK Manager' in the forum. 7 months ago

If the SDK/NDK were actually really installed during RadStudio installation, you should have a folder in your Start menu named "Android SDKs" Inside you should have "Android AVD Manager" and another one "Android Tools".
Hover on them and you should have a tooltip with the full path (or right click and select Properties to get the path).
In my case they're in "C:\Users\Public\Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\19.0\PlatformSDKs\android-sdk-windows"
"C:\Users\Public\Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\19.0\PlatformSDKs\android-ndk-r9c"

BUT: while using the .ISO to install RadStudio I never had it install the NDK/SDK even when checked. I recently had a mystery bug installing some TMS tools and I decided to just fully uninstall RadStudio, remove the entire BDS 19 registry branch, and delete all related RadStudio folders in my PC.
Rebooted, and reinstalled from the .ISO. For the first time it installed the SDK/NDK for me...
I've been told that one can upgrade on top of each version (10.1 to 10.2 to 10.3 etc...) but it's unclear to me whether it works or not.

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Steve J replied to the topic 'Reading ios emails?' in the forum. 7 months ago

I'd be interested too.
IMAP means that you're online. I would need offline access. Either access what is store in the mail app of the device, or at least being able to drag emails and then drop them into the app.

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Steve J replied to the topic 'Installation of Delphi Tokyo erased my XE7 installation' in the forum. 7 months ago

Just a naive question, did you install in a separate directory?
I have C++Builder 6, RadStudio Delphi/C++Builder 2010, RadStudio XE6 and RadStudio XE Tokyo in 4 separate directories, they each work independently without a hitch.
Even the registry entries are independent, therefore not mixing installed 3rd party components.
Those latter need to be installed independently for each environment though.
I have TMS and Raise installed for C++Builder 6 in my CBuilder\AddOns directory, then for 2010 in my Rad2010\AddOns directory, then in my RadXE6\components directory and in my RadStudioXE\AddOns directory...
They all work flawlessly.

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Sounds all good. But macOS 64 bit should be released by October for Mojave, and iOS12 as well. Not in 2019. And one missing thing that is crucial for iOS / Mac developers: AppleWatch. Apple puts those apps with AppleWatch support higher in their list

Steve J replied to the topic 'Hello World Android API 26 crashing on Galaxy S8 Active' in the forum. 8 months ago

Wow, seems you went the whole length there, but thanks for sharing. Currently didn't try the PlayStore yet, but it's valuable information when the day comes.
I'm happy that you were able to solve the problem.

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