John Kaster

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Come see us on the Borland Developer World Tour!

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In a few hours, I will leave for my flight to Taipei from San Francisco, so I wanted to drop a quick note to remind people to come see David Intersimone (David I) or me on our Borland Developer World Tour. David is going to Europe, and I am going to Asia. You can see many of the upcoming Delphi-related events posted on EventCentral, the global Borland community calendar if you are interested in seeing us in person

Here are some of the topics that will be discussed and/or demonstrated:

  • Delphi 2005 Update #3, the "performance update". There are four key area fixes in this update, listed below. Stay tuned to BDN for an announcement of the download.
    • Slow Project Load Times with Modeling Enabled
    • Slow Response when Editing Models
    • Long Pause when Switching Between the Editor and Form Designer
    • Access violation removing breakpoint
  • The free download of Bold for Delphi 2005
  • Delphi 2005 Full IDE integration for CaliberRM. Stay tuned to BDN for an announcement of the download.
    • Integrated plug-in for requirements management
    • Brings ALM to Delphi when combined with the StarTeam plug-in
  • Compact Framework Technology Preview for Delphi 2005. Stay tuned to BDN for an announcement of the download.
  • C++ personality in the next release of Delphi
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    Written by John Kaster

    May 7, 2005 at 7:30 pm

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    1. Do you have a calendar of other planned events? Specifically when you’re coming to Utah again?

      Bryce K. Nielsen
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      Bryce K. Nielsen

      May 7, 2005 at 8:47 pm

    2. EvenCentral is where all Borland-related events are, and will be posted.

      John Kaster

      May 7, 2005 at 8:47 pm

    3. Hi,

      when are the European events – just a timeframe… They are not listed in Event Central 😦

      Daniel Wischnewski

      May 7, 2005 at 11:35 pm

    4. I noticed the European events aren’t listed. Will nag Jason and David about getting them put in. David starts about a week from now, IIRC. I think he and Jason are going to be at SDC, at least.

      John Kaster

      May 8, 2005 at 12:04 am

    5. Bryce, another comment: I’m trying to get to Utah some time this summer, so keep in touch with either me or Robert Love.

      John Kaster

      May 8, 2005 at 12:07 am

    6. Update #3 – sounds good!

      Ralf Stocker

      May 8, 2005 at 3:38 am

    7. Great, I’ll look forward to it. I try to hit the monthly SLCDUG meeting as often as I can 🙂


      Bryce K. Nielsen

      May 8, 2005 at 12:28 pm

    8. Borland Developer World Tour!

      "Word" include South America? 🙂

      You are planning visit Argentine sometime ?


      May 11, 2005 at 7:44 am

    9. I’d love to see Argentina again. Will check what’s going on down there.

      John Kaster

      May 11, 2005 at 8:56 am

    10. Update 3: It’s nice that you address these things!

      But there’s something I’ve been wondering about: Do you, or developers within Borland in general, feel that the initial release of Delphi 2005 was PREMATURE, or if it was RUSHED in any way?


      May 12, 2005 at 1:26 am

    11. Dale commented on the release of Delphi 2005 in his BDNradio live chat. You can listen to the replay at,1410,33056,00.html if you want to hear it in his own words, but yes, the development team felt the initial release was rushed. That’s why we took steps to fix it.

      John Kaster

      May 12, 2005 at 5:38 am

    12. Thanks! I’ll go and listen to it…

      I asked about this because I as a developer felt that it was rushed when I first took a look at it, and I thought that SURELY the developers at Borland must have thought it was slightly incomplete too.

      And, furthermore, I silently thought to myself that some business execs with lacking understanding of the underlying technology must have gotten to the top of the food chain over at Borland. I don’t know if that’s true, though… but if it is, I think it’s a shame. I always argue that people with solid tech background should be calling the shots in a tech company.

      But yeah, I’ll take a look at that brodcast you linked to. Thanks.


      May 13, 2005 at 2:38 am

    13. Please release Delphi 2005 update 3 earlier…

      I am getting crazy by the buggy IDE….

      Dennies Chang.

      Dennies Chang

      May 17, 2005 at 3:13 am

    14. Dennies, I have already listed the areas we are addressing in Update 3. If you have QualityCentral bug report numbers, please provide them.

      John Kaster

      May 17, 2005 at 4:06 am

    15. I got Update 3 a few days ago. The speed improvements are great! When I took a look at the fixes that were supposed to be fixed, I was very happy. But then came the big disappointment…
      I put IdHTTP on a Form, and it still didn’t have IdHTTP.Post in Code Completion 😦 This is not really a problem as long as I know the component. But I have mixed feelings about using components in Delphi that I don’t know very well. I might find myself looking for a method forever, because it is just hidden. So I have to say that Code Completion has not become as reliable as promised (QC 9666, status fixed(!)) 😦
      Also I’m still getting quite a lot of Access violations (QC 12982,12983,12984,12985), but fortunately none of them crashed Delphi to the OS.

      I think you did a great job with Delphi 2005. All this program needs now is some more bugfixes and it will be my favorite IDE ever since!



      May 23, 2005 at 11:35 am

    16. good


      September 9, 2005 at 9:14 am

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