Showing posts from May, 2023

New Code Library Docs Site Completed

It's taken months, but a final week-long push has finally got the DelphiDabbler Code Library documentation site completed. Just about every type, method and routines of every project in the library is documented. Many have their own pages. The new site is at . The code library itself is in the  ddablib organisation  on GitHub. Now that's done the old Markdown based docs have been redirected to the new site and the old  ddab-lib-docs  repo has been archived.

The joy of doing things the hard way

While rummaging around a while back I stumbled across a stack of old copies of The Delphi Magazine . And of course I started reminiscing. When I was a lad Did you know that information was once distributed on paper?! That was back at a time in prehistory before the web. It took forever to solve a programming problem, especially for those of us without a network of programming friends. What did we do before Stack Exchange? We struggled that's what. We browsed magazine back issues, we ordered library books and, more often than not, we never found an answer. Back to first principles But did that isolation have one advantage ? If you were facing  a problem you might just have to get creative and solve it yourself. Of course, it probably meant reinventing the wheel. Your solution might be far from the commonly accepted solution. It might even be laughably sub-optimal. But if it worked, it was an achievement. It was creative. I'm just wondering if we might have lost some of that? I k

System Information Unit v5.21.1 released - BUG FIX

Just noticed a minor bug in v5.21.0 of the  System Information Unit . that I released yesterday. This bug will only bother you if you need to detect builds from the Windows 11 Insider Canary preview channel. Anyhow, the fix has been released in v5.21.1. Go and get this new release from the project's GitHub  releases page .

System Information Unit v5.21.0 released

We're back to the monthly update cycle for this latest release of my System Information Unit . Once again it's just the operating system detection code that's been updated. There were no significant Windows releases in the month since the previous release, so this release just adds detection a few new Windows 10 and 11 public patches along with the latest release preview, beta, dev and Canary channel builds. Go and get this new release from the project's GitHub  releases page . Source: Wikipedia