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C++Builder 2007 for Win32
In this paper, I will examine C++Builder 2007 for Win32, the second personality of the CodeGear RAD Studio, which was released in the second quarter of 2007. Since C++Builder 2007 is part of the CodeGear RAD Studio that contains Delphi 2007, I recommend reading last month's article for installation details.
See also the specific instructions about Delphi 2007 Update #1 and the installation of C++Builder 2007 on systems with Delphi 2007 already installed.
Once you've installed C++Builder 2007 (fresh or on top of Delphi 2007), you will first notice the new Welcome Page. Changed again, this is the place to get news headlines, start new projects, open existing ones (and keep a list of your favourite projects).
In order to extend the headlines with the RSS feeds of other developers, you have to edit a little XML file (which can be done using C++Builder 2007 itself, by the way). Do File | Open, and search for the file C:\Program Files\CodeGear\RAD Studio\5.0\Welcomepage\xml\menuRSSFeeds.xml
In this file, search for the channel with title English Community Blogs, where you will also find an entry for "Dr. Bob Swart", as follows:
<item> <title>Dr. Bob Swart</title> <link>http://www.drbob42.com/rss.xml</link> </item>This entry points to my Dr.Bob Examines set of monthly columns, but not to my other (less-regular) weblog with shorter articles: Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes, for which the RSS can be found at http://www.drbob42.com/weblog.xml.
<item> <title>Dr.Bob Examines</title> <link>http://www.drbob42.com/rss.xml</link> </item> <item> <title>Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes</title> <link>http://www.drbob42.com/weblog.xml</link> </item>This will ensure that you have both feeds to eat from (and it will also teach me to update the rss.xml on my main website more often).
Another change you may want to make, is to add Nick Hodges to the list of CodeGear Blogs. Although Nick's blog is included in the CodeGear Main Aggregated Feed, you may want to link to it directly, which can be done by adding:
<item> <title>Nick Hodges <link>http://blogs.codegear.com/NickHodges/rss.aspx </item>
After you've made the change the menuRSSFeeds.xml file, you have to refresh the Welcome Page in order to see the new menu choices.