By: John Kaster
Abstract: Registered users of C++Builder 6 can now download update pack 4
C++Builder 6 Update Pack 4 is now available to registered users of purchased versions of C++Builder 6.
If you are wondering why this is Update 4 instead of Update 3, read this paragraph: C++Builder 6 Update Pack 3 was created for people testing C++Builder Mobile Edition. Even though most C++Builder customers do not have Update 3, some do. Update 4 has additional fixes that were not in Update 3, so even though you personally may not have seen Update 3, it is necessary to call this Update 4 to distinguish it from the limited distribution update that was made available previously.
The update is 24.2 MB for C++Builder 6 Enterprise and Professional, and 23.4 MB for Personal. The update is for the English language version of C++Builder 6 only.
Please Note: C++Builder 6 must be closed before installing this Update Pack. Also,
If Delphi 7 is installed on your machine, after installing this Update Pack, copy the cc3260mt.dll file from the CBuilder6\bin folder to the Windows\System folder. This will ensure that both Delphi 7 and C++Builder 6 are using the newer version of the DLL.
The readme is shown below.
Update Pack 4
This file contains important supplementary and late-breaking
information that may not appear in the main product
documentation, and supersedes information contained in other
documents, including previously installed release notes,
that accompany this product. We recommend that you read this
file in its entirety.
* C++Builder 6 must be closed before installing this Update Pack.
* If Delphi 7 is installed on your machine, after installing this
Update Pack, copy the cc3260mt.dll file from the CBuilder6\bin
folder to the Windows\System folder. This will ensure that both
Delphi 7 and C++Builder 6 are using the newer version of the
* WHAT'S IN THIS UPDATE PACK
* ONLINE HELP UPDATE
* FILES INCLUDED IN THIS UPDATE PACK
* BUILDING THE RTL
* REMOVING THE UPDATE
WHAT'S IN THIS UPDATE PACK
This Update Pack includes the maintenance from Update Packs 1, 2, and
3, along with new maintenance to address the following issues.
NOTE: This readme file documents maintenance for all editions of
C++Builder, however, installing the Update Pack will install
only the files appropriate for your edition.
1) Removed the "Confidential" string in the C++Builder About
2) Resolved problems with compiling Delphi (Object Pascal)
source code in C++Builder 6 Upgrade (Enterprise or Professional
editions). The problems included the inability to install third
party components, debug VCL source code, and other
3) A new compiler, linker, and makefiles are included for
building the RTL source. These should resolve issues with
building the RTL that resulted in errors such as "unable to
open file timenow.h".
4) Changed the line <LIBRARY Version> to <LIBRARY 'Version'>
5) Removed the -Z program option in \rtl\rtlinc\xx.h (The -Z
option is no longer supported).
6) Updated win32.mak so that the Turbo linker does not look for
VCL60.lib, RTL60.lib and VCLE60.lib while building "Dynamic
7) Fixed a problem where PATHCPP, PATHASM, PATHPAS, PATHRC and
other macros would increase in size each time a file was
added to the project, even if the added directory was on
8) Fixed a problem where the main .cpp file and .bpf files were
not always saved with the correct name when saving package and
DLL projects to a new name.
9) TInitOleT no longer calls CoInitializeEx or CoInitialize for
10) Fixed the define __INC_CRTDBG.
11) The SysUtils update repairs a problem with Delphi 6 that could
produce deadlock. Typically, this would happen in a web
application when many web modules were being created due to a
heavy load. Once this occurred, the web application would
stop responding to further requests and the CPU would
typically reach 100% utilization.
12) Fixed intermittent access violations in RTL.BPL when creating
a component with a published property of a type of another
component, which is in a different package.
13) Fixed a problem with deriving a property editor from
CLXEditors:TFontNameProperty. The BPI file was not
14) The bcc compiler now resolves an inline assembly jump to a
15) The bcc compiler now compiles code containing a const member
16) To improve compatibility with source code originally
developed for other compilers, bcc now supports an
alternative syntax for specifying multiple function
declaration modifiers. For example, to declare a function as
both exported and naked, either of the following declarations
can be used:
__declspec(dllexport, naked) void MyFunction(); // Standard BCC syntax
- OR -
__declspec(dllexport) __declspec(naked) void MyFunction(); // Alternate syntax
17) ILINK no longer ignores ordinals provided in a .def file.
18) Improved double-byte character set (DBCS) support in the linker
for handling Kanji characters.
19) Fixed hard-coded strings in error messages.
20) Fixed an access violation with linker error LME279.
21) Component references are no longer intermittently lost
between components in a frame and a form due to their
22) Fixed run-time errors with certain variant operations on
Windows 95/98/NT4 systems that have original (unpatched)
versions of DCOM.
23) Fixed an access violation that occurred after resetting an
exception during debugging on a Japanese Windows 98 machine
with Global IME. The access violation occurred regardless of
registry setting for ComCtl32Patch.
24) When the font size in the Code Editor is changed, the size of
displayed tab and space characters now matches the size of
the other characters.
25) Building a project whose path includes a plus sign (+) no
longer results in a fatal linker error (Unable to open
26) Printing source code on a color printer now prints the
colored syntax highlighting.
ONLINE HELP UPDATE
This Update Pack replaces a Help file. To refresh the C++Builder
Help indexes to accommodate the new Help file:
1. Close any instances of Windows Help that may be running.
2. Delete any *.FT? files and any hidden *.GID files in the
3. Delete any BCB6*.FT? files in the Windows\Help or WinNT\Help
4. Restart the C++Builder Help.
FILES INCLUDED IN THIS UPDATE PACK
The following files are included in this update:
BUILDING THE RTL
If you are building the RTL under Windows 98 and encounter the
error "Unable to open file MEMMGR.LIB" copy the file ilink32.cfg
from the $(BCB)\bin directory to the $(BCB)\source\rtl\lib directory.
REMOVING THE UPDATE
There is no uninstall to remove the update. To restore your
C++Builder 6 installation to its pre-update state, you must
manually replace the files (listed previously) installed by this
update by copying the files from your original
C++Builder 6 CD image.
Bcb.exe, replaced by this update, is not provided as a
separate file on your original C++Builder 6 CD. Thus, if
you think you may need to remove this update for any reason,
you should back up bcb.exe (located in your \CBuilder6\Bin directory)
before installing the update.
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