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Last ever update to the 8 Queens Problem Solver program released
The time has come to retire my 8 Queens Problem Solver program. It was first written back in 1991 as a Turbo Pascal DOS program, then converted to 16 bit Windows using Delphi 1 and later to 32 bit using a succession of other Delphis. The program was written as an exercise in solving the 8 queens problem. Once that's done there's little more left to do. So I've finally got round to mothballing the project.
15 February 2016
Released Hot Label Component bug fix v2.2.1
Release v2.2.1 of the Hot Label Component from the DelphiDabbler code library has been released. This new version fixes a memory leak introduced in v2.2.0. Users of that version are strongly recommended to update.
14 February 2016
Article #26 "How To Embed GoogleEarth in your Delphi Application" withdrawn
Article #26 showed how to use the Google Earth API with Delphi. Now that Google has discontinued the API the article is redundant and has been withdrawn.
30 December 2015
New blog post: Lives On!
I've been persuaded by the community that shouldn't close down. What's more the generosity of a few individuals means that it's future is secure until July 2019. Read more about this in the linked blog post.
09 December 2015
Released System Information Unit v5.2.0
v5.2.0 of the System Information Unit has been released. This adds support for detecting the Windows 10 'November Update' aka TH2. Because MS have not flagged this as a service pack the only way to notice if it is installed is by examining the build number. So I've added a new ServicePackEx property to TPJOSInfo that returns details of service packs just like the original ServicePack method while also reporting any major updates it can find that don't appear as service packs. Yet another kludge, sadly! For full details of this and other changes, see the change log.
30 November 2015
Last ever update of Game Of Life released
For over ten years I've been meaning to get back to my Game Of Life program and drag it up to date. Well, despite a false start a few years ago I never have. So I've decided to give it up as a bad job. This final release v5.2 just gives the old program enough of a polish to play nicely on modern Windows OSs, but that's all. The code underneath remains quite close to that I originally wrote in the 1990s when I was first tinkering with OOP and Windows GUI programming with Delphi 1. It's truly horrible! Why not just dump it? I'm sentimental!
29 November 2015
New blog post: Live Or Die?
I've come to a crossroads in the life of I'm spending less time on it and my interest in Delphi is waning. The linked blog post gives the reasons why I've come to this point. Opinions and comments are being sought.
01 October 2015
CodeSnip v4.13.1 released
This maintenance release plays nicely with Windows 8.1 and 10 and changes how some fonts are handled. For full details see the linked blog post.
29 September 2015
PasHi Pascal Highlighter files removed from - use GitHub instead.
Until now the latest version of the PasHi Pascal Syntax Highlighter program's excutable and source files were available on both and GitHub. To avoid duplication the files have no been removed from and are now available only from the delphidabbler/pashi project on GitHub.
29 September 2015
Fixed coding error in Tip #41
I've just retrieved an accidentally archived email from Jon Grewer that he sent way back in February, that pointed out an error in the code given in Tip #41, "Boyer-Moore-Horspool text searching". Jon's fix has now been applied. Sorry for the long wait Jon!
23 September 2015
Delphi Library downloads no longer available from this site - use SourceForge
In the past, the latest version of each project in the Delphi Library has had its source code available on this site and on SourceForge (and before that, GoogleCode). That has increased the work involved in releasing new code and risked the files being out of synch. So, I've rationalised it. As of now, all library source code is only available on SourceForge. Any old links to downloads on this site will now generate a 404 error, but, for the time being, the error page will provide a link to the files on SourceForge.
16 September 2015
Updated all DelphiDabbler Code Library pages to reference correct source code repo
All the DelphiDabbler Code Library web pages have been updated to link to the new SourceForge Subversion repository instead of to the old, and now defunct, GoogleCode repo. **Note though that links in the documentation downloaded with the project may be broken.**
15 September 2015