Sunday, January 02, 2005 07:17 PM
It's been two months since my last post, and the two or three lost souls reading this blog have probably thought it has finally died. Not so. While it may be lying on its back, kicking its feeble legs in the air, it defiantly raises its ugly head, and magically reappears in this new and improved version, mixing metaphors like a drunk poet or a confused copywriter (which is what my brother wants to be, but that's another story).
I've been extremely busy these last two months finishing several projects, so blogging was out of the question. In fact, I haven't even dared venture into blogdom, and thus now have 1,209 unread posts ominously waiting for me in SharpReader. All those geeks have way too much time on their hands.
Others have been pretty busy, too. Borland has released a new version of my favorite development tool, Delphi 2005, including an update pack. An update for Delphi 8 has also been released (as a public beta). This resolves the issue with the .NET Service Pack, but is unfortunately a DCU breaking change. More headache to deal with. I've been working exclusively with Delphi 2005 since its release, and have been extremely satisfied. Migration from Delphi 7 and 8 has been completely painless, and fortunately I haven't suffered from the issues reported in the Delphi newsgroups (many of them have been fixed in the patch). If you haven't already, download the trial version and play with it.