| Michael Swindell on Delphi 8 and Win32 update details|
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Subject: Delphi 8 and Win32 update details
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 10:53:53 -0800
From: "Michael Swindell (Borland)"
Following up from my earlier message a little over a month ago - Delphi
8 update 2 will be available for download by the end of this week. This
2nd update improves on the already good quality of Delphi 8 and raises
the bar to our highest quality Delphi in years with over 200 addressed
issues. The complete readme with all the details can be found in Anders'
In addition, we'll also be making a complete documentation update
available at the same time that improves the Delphi 8 documentation in
both in content and ease of use.
The next update you can expect to see will be for Delphi 7 (Win32). We
are working on a Delphi 7.1 patch that is expected to be released in the
second quarter. This 7.1 update is planned to address a variety of
Delphi 7 issues, particularly in the dbExpress area, and will be
available as a free download to all registered Delphi 7 and Delphi 8
customers. We do recognize that Win32 support continues to be important
for many Delphi developers, particularly for maintaining existing
applications but also for new application development. As such we also
plan to continue supporting and developing new Delphi Win32 features for
the foreseeable future. Our plans include moving Win32 support into the
"Galileo" IDE along side Delphi .NET in the next major release - which
is planned to combine both Win32 and .NET features into the same IDE. So
if you're still on Delphi 3 thru 6 and you've been waiting to upgrade
for news of a v7 update or a Win32 commitment beyond v7, now is the time
to take advantage of the great upgrade value in Delphi 8
Though we plan to continue supporting Win32 development, there will be
no slow down in our .NET momentum. We plan to continue supporting more
and more .NET technologies in Delphi - such as Compact Framework, .NET
Whidbey, and Yukon, all the way to Longhorn, WinFX, and beyond. So
whether you're a long time Delphi Win32 developer or a soon to be .NET
developer or both - if you haven't yet upgraded to v7 or v8, I highly
recommend the upgrade to Delphi 8 (which includes D7 for Win32 in the
box) it's an great value for both Win32 and .NET developers. Either way,
.NET or Win32, we'll continue to support you with quality Delphi
releases and updates.
On behalf of the entire Delphi development team, thanks again for using
Best regards - Go Delphi!
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