Shiny new XE3 and ditching old Delphis

Just installed my first Delphi update since the marvellous Delphi 2010. I sneaked in just in time to get Delphi XE3 pro from Grey Matter with a free copy of HTML5 Builder.

Not had chance to get to grips with XE3 or HTML5 Builder get, but have tasks in mind for both. XE3 is silky smooth on my relatively new ASUS development laptop, so I'm pleased with the pairing. Or perhaps its the fact that my previous development machine was a five year old Dell box that everything seems so fast at the moment!

No, what really got me tapping the keyboard is to say how much I appreciate getting license for Delphis back to 2007 + Delphi 7 as part of the XE3 licenses. Good on you Embarcadero!

I've never managed to acquire such a complete set before. I find them useful for testing my ddab-lib code library and for running tests on code in the Code Snippets Database.

So over the next weeks I'll be testing the code library with Delphi 2007, 2009, XE, XE2 and XE3 and making any necessary tweaks. And I'll be using my copy of CodeSnip to test the Code Snippets Database with the newer compilers and publishing the results.

As for HTML5 Builder, I'm hoping to use it for developing the new JavaScript based version of the online Code Snippets Database - Code Snippets Database – Take 2. Just hoping it's better than its PHP Builder predecessor!

One more thing while I'm talking about testing code with older Delphi compilers. Since moving to the new laptop I've decided not to install my ancient Delphi compilers (i.e. 2, 3, 4 and 6), so I'll no longer be testing code with them. My beloved Delphi 7 will be the earliest I'm going to go.


CodeSnip project hosting changes now complete

I recently gave notice that my CodeSnip project was being migrated to the new "Allura" forge software by SourceForge, and then decided to move CodeSnip's Subversion source code repository to GoogleCode.

I'm pleased to announce that the migrations are now complete and have been tested. Here are the relevant links:

Some of the old Subversion URLs may keep working for a while, but the the old repository will not be updated.

CodeSnip's download files (source and executable) remain on SourceForge at:

The bug report and feature request trackers remain on SourceForge but have new addresses:

If you've been using the old CodeSnip SourceForge project, please update your links.