Thursday, September 18, 2008

Well, that didn't work so well...

Oops... My bad... Can't blame me for trying... Or maybe you could... :)

I should have asked for honest feedback about your Delphi 2009 and C++Builder 2009 experience so far, whether it be the field test, the trial or the actual shipping product.

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  1. I am fully satisfied with the update. I think the Unicode strings were implemented very well. I can already compile my app with D2009 and it works, but there are still a lot of string conversion warnings. I need to keep a lot of parts using UTF8String and AnsiString, so it is a lot of work to keep everything clean and keep the conversions to a minimum.

    Now go for 64 bits, please!!!!!!!!! Sooner rather than later would be great. If we can get them in less than a year that would be good.

  2. We are a small software dev co (that would not exist were Delphi not such a great tool. What started out as just a hobby has grown into a company that competes well beyond its weight class thanks to the speed and power of Delphi develpment).

    Unfortunately this means that we are very conservative in upgrading (History: D3->D5->D2006->D2007). While we have found upgrading in the past to be surprisingly painless (even D5->D006), i fear that will not be the case with D2009 which due to Unicode will break too much third party code.

    Personally I am glad that Unicode has been implemented (it is something we plan to support in the future), but we are unlikely to upgrade until there is a critical mass of Unicode supported third party controls.

    I doubt we are alone in our thinking, so I suspect that the uptake of D2009 will be slowed by the "UnicodeString fear".

  3. It's usually just a matter of 1-2 hours to upgrade third party component libraries to Delphi 2009. I absolutely don't mind doing that. I've had to fix so many bugs in third party libraries in the past that modifying them has become routine work anyway.

  4. @Nigel

    I agree, will have to wait for 3rd party support and I am using lots and lots of them. I need to eat and will not be getting paid to do such upgrades.

  5. Delphi RevisitedApril 4, 2009 at 5:56 PM

    Hi there,

    I tried out the trial version of Delphi 2009 (was loooong time since I used Delphi last). Thought the new dbExpress sounded interesting, but surprised me that there where no dbExpress for ODBC nor one for ADO?

    Guess one have to do dbGo for ADO when using that kind of connections? But seemed silly not be able to use the dbExpress.

    On a completely different thing... Read a blog where a guy was hoping for a revival of the Kylix. Why not go for a VCL.JAVA instead?? That way you could develop your application on windows, and publish it on any machine that has a java runtime installed...

    Was great to see the Unicode part running smoothly. Was something that was missed for a long time from the Delphi "out of the box". Good work!!