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CodeSnip development moved to Git from Subversion
CodeSnip's source code is now managed using Git on GitHub. The old Subversion repo on SourceForge has been left in place to preserve the project's source code history, but has been frozen at v4.13.1. The first release to be developed entirely on Git is v4.13.2. For more info, see the linked blog post
21 February 2016
CodeSnip v4.13.2 released
CodeSnip v4.13.2 has just been released. The main feature of this release is that an additional default namespace has been added when using Delphi XE and later to enable snippets that use the Registry unit to compile. In addition some hints used in the main window have been modified or corrected and few menu items and dialogue box names have been tweaked.
20 February 2016
All abandoned program download files have been moved from this site to GoogleDrive
All downloads relating to abandoned programs are down on GoogleDrive. It is no longer possible to choose to download them from The affected programs are: 8 Queens Problem Solver, John Conway's Game Of Life, BoobyTrap!, Component Help Installer and SIBuilder.
16 February 2016
Updated Code Snippets Database with Delphi Seattle and FPC 3.0 compilation compatibility
Every bit of code in the Code Snippets Database has now been test compiled with Delphi 10 Seattle and Free Pascal v3.0.0 and the results have been included in the database. CodeSnip users can download the revised database. A few other tweaks were made to compile results.
16 February 2016
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Article #26 "How To Embed GoogleEarth in your Delphi Application" withdrawn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