By: John Kaster
Abstract: Listen to the replay and read the chat log of the live broadcast of Delphi Hour #8 with Nick Hodges
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This is a log of the chat room during the live audio chat from August 30, 2006 on the Delphi Hour with Nick Hodges, Delphi Product Manager.
Note: This log is only the chat room transcript. There is much additional information covered in the audio replay that is not available in this chat log. For all upcoming live chats, see EventCentral.
jkaster inserts the following link: http://www.borland.com/downloads/registered/download_delphi.htmljkaster: Castaliajkaster: CodeHealerjkaster: Beyond Compare Differjkaster: BuilderBooster™jkaster: Free 3rd party toolsjkaster: for any BDS 2006 registered users
jkaster: outchy: "are these 3rd party tools fully functional or just demo?" - nick: they are fully functional. They are not a demo or time limited. They don't have all features of the full version.
jkaster: workin: "does this castalia have block highlighting?" - nick: yes, I believe it does if I understand the question.
jkaster: aikimark: "if a Delphi developer is maintaining a Win32/.Net codebase, would they be better off with two Turbo versions or one BDS2006 version?" - nick: That's up to the individual developer, but I would lean toward BDS. You can have one project group with both personalities. Plus, two copies of Turbo Pro would cost you more. Anders: You also can only have one version installed per machine.
jkaster: workin: "any recent DTG hires?" - nick: yeah, we've been hiring people.
jkaster: Bear: "How do you do the Delphi Beta Test in the future? Will it be public?" - nick: that's a tough question (editorializing continued)
jkaster: workin: "is the delphi nontech newsgroup a terrorist organization?" - nick: no, non-tech has just been a little lively
jkaster: aikimark: "Does that mean NO MO DevCO?" - nick: DevCo Oil in Santa Cruz is still in business
jkaster: cleggy: "Can these free Third Party tools be downloaded by Turbo owners?" - nick: no, this is a BDS incentive
jkaster: aikimark: "what about a new company name contest winner?" - nick: we got a lot of suggestions. but I don't think there was ever going to be a winner announced.jkaster inserts the following link: http://blogs.borland.com/michaelswindell/archive/2006/05/25.aspxjkaster: Michael's initial announcement for naming suggestions
jkaster inserts the following link: http://blogs.borland.com/NickHodges/archive/2006/08/30/27172.aspxjkaster: Camtasias #13 and #14jkaster: #13 - Procedure and Functions - ZIP -- covers the basics of functions and proceduresjkaster: #14 - Units - ZIP - covers the structure of a unit and how to use units in an application
jkaster: Bear: "In fact I meet several bugs that I think it SHOULD be found and fixed in Beta Test" - nick: You're absolutely right. I'm sure you have.
jkaster: Rwinston: "Any news on hotfix 7?" - nick: it should be out very soon.
aohlsson: aikimark: "you said it was a contest" - We're contesting that statement... ;)jkaster: workin: "Nick please describe your office.. cubicle? jacuzzi suite?" - nick: I'm up on the third floor, with a window. My office faces the swimming pool.
jkaster: Blackbird: "Nick, are you sure you're from MN? You sound almost EXACTLY like a friend of mine who is from Illinois." - nick: I am sure I'm from MN
jkaster: cleggy: "When are the first ECO demos rearing their heads" - nick: it will be a while. I'm not ECO demo ready.
aohlsson inserts the following link: http://homepages.borland.com/aohlsson/CampusTour/aohlsson: Borland Campus pictures
jkaster: Bear: "How about poAutoRefresh? It is not implemented for several years but the Help still describe its function! Why do you allow this happen? Please" - nick: please put a QC report in and email me the number
jkaster: Rwinston: "Do you keep the source code for BDS backed up somewhere safe from earthquakes, fires, floods, etc.?" - nick: yes, we absolutely do
jkaster: aikimark: "do you have a tape drive at the offsite?" - john: yes, of course
jkaster: workin: "request: malcolm groves for a delphi hour (ECO)" - nick: we can get him back on the show
jkaster: outchy: "what happened to the newsgroups and web servers during the last week-end?" - john: still waiting for details
jkaster inserts the following link: http://qc.borland.com/wc/qcmain.aspx?d=1585jkaster: poAutoRefresh QC reportj
kaster: JNagle: "Is there any hope for an offical update 4 (5 counting unoffical) for BDS 2005?" - nick: That's when I wish Michael was here to properly phrase this. It's very unlikely.
jkaster inserts the following link: http://bdn.borland.com/article/33477jkaster: Welcome to the new BDN
jkaster: Get published (digital signatures)jkaster inserts the following link: http://bdn.borland.com/article/33615
jkaster: Membership servicesjkaster inserts the following link: http://bdn.borland.com/article/33494jkaster inserts the following link: https://members.borland.com
aohlsson: aikimark: "what are typical rates?" - Typical rates - $200 for original content, $50 for translations
aohlsson: outchy: "Is there any encouragements for translating existing articles?" - Yes, money. As above - $50.
jkaster: New QC featuresjkaster inserts the following link: http://bdn.borland.com/article/33602
jkaster: Setting your preferred language on the developer networkjkaster inserts the following link: http://bdn.borland.com/article/33608
jkaster: DSiders: "Any information about Help Wikis?" - still under development
jkaster: Bear: "Delphi 2006 ClientDataSet can not support MSSQL nText Field well with unicode. http://qc.borland.com/wc/qcmain.aspx?d=31640" - nick: please email me. nick dot hodges at borland dot com
jkaster: outchy: "it would be great if turbo explorer webpages could be translated too, these products may target hobbyists who will find a website in their mother tongue more familiar." - john: that's already being done
jkaster inserts the following link: http://cc.borland.com/Item.aspx?ID=24083jkaster: TurboMan Beta Demo gamejkaster inserts the following link: http://blogs.borland.com/davidlock
jkaster: David Lock's TurboMan
jkaster: Rwinston: "Who is TurboMan fighting? It's hard to tell." - nick: I don't know. john: We'll need to find out
jkaster: cleggy: "oops. Wasn't there an ECO preview of this doc wiki?" - john: yes, but it wasn't ready yet
jkaster: Rwinston: "Any comment on why QC 7539 was closed?" - nick: I'll look at it
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jkaster: Hughey: "Any teaser for next week?" - yes, tune in at noon!
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