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By: John Kaster
Abstract: Listen to the replay and read the chat log of the live broadcast of Delphi Hour #9 with Nick Hodges
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This is a log of the chat room during the live audio chat from September 6, 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.
NickH: Hello Marco!jkaster: yeah, we don't know why we're getting noise all of a sudden :(jkaster: not mobile phone eitheraohlsson: No, the interference is not cell phones. It's not the cables AFAICT either. Still looking...jkaster inserts the following link: https://turboexplorer.com/downloads
jkaster: bmcgee: "will the Turbo download numbers be published?" - nick: we generally don't put up specific numbers.
davidi: holger: "Maybe the background noise is DavidI using morse-code from Japan? :-)" - Not me - I am not connected by audio, just listening to the stream and monitoring the chat room
jkaster inserts the following link: https://delphi-notes.blogspot.com/2006/09/want-to-see-dp-server-image.html
Turbo Explorer mirror load
jkaster: davidi: "Why can't I install more than one Turbo explorers on the same machine?" - allen: it's technical issues limiting it, and we'll rectify it for our next release
jkaster inserts the following link: https://turboexplorer.com/jp
jkaster: The japanese TurboExplorer site
davidi: aikimark: "konichiwa, David" – arigato
davidi: aikimark: "eat some sushi for me" - been eating all sorts of food
jkaster: davidi: "Can you install a Turbo if you have Delphi 7 or Delphi 2005 on your computer?" - nick: Yes. Delphi 2006 (and C++Builder 2006 and C#Builder 2006) is what they will clash with
jkaster: MarkS: "When will we be able to buy Turbo Professional licenses?" - David: it should be on the shop site now
jkaster: richardc: "when can people purchase the downloadable licenses for Turbo Pro be available?" - nick: Currently we're shipping it in disks. john: I think outside the US some sites are allowing downloads
jkaster: iman: "is there an I'm listening now button?" - john: yes,
https://test.borland.com/broadcast has itjkaster inserts the following link: https://test.borland.com/broadcast
jkaster: ogiesen: "will upgrade prices from previous Delphi versions (e.g. 5, 7) to Turbo Pro be announced?" - nick: the price is already posted
jkaster: LizR: "While you wont publish is the general reaction what you hoped or better or worse?" - john: response is great. Download counts are huge already
aohlsson: aikimark: "will the buzz be removed from the audio before it is archived?" - If I can, with the editing software that I have...
jkaster: LizR: "Weill there be potential to buy just the license rather than the boxed version from borland? and or resellers as normal?" - nick: we want to be able to sell just the license. if it's not available yet, we will be making it available in the future
aohlsson: Unfortunately, I have no idea why the noise is so bad on the stream. There's nothing near as bad on the mixer board...
jkaster: LizR: "You guys gonna register domains like turbodelphi.co.uk turbodelphidotnet.co.uk turbocpp.co.uk etc (which arent taken!)" - nick: we'll look into it
aohlsson: DaveK: It's not the first time that the network has interferred...
jkaster: MarcoZ: "David, met any blind developers in Japan?" - david: not yet
jkaster: ElSid: "Gentlemen, Turbo Kylix - or dead ?" - nick: We are very focused on the Windows platform at this point in time.
jkaster: iman: "work with crosskylix" - nick: sure, that's an interesting technology
jkaster: matra: "Dou you have any relations/plans with freepascal.org?" - allen: not at this point
jkaster: Sebas: "Congrats guys. Great work, keep doing it!" - nick: ok, we will!
jkaster: blackbird: "Can you give us a percentage of Turbo Explorer downloads (e.g. 40% Delphi, 30% Delphi.NET, 20% C#, 10% C++)?" - sorry, no
jkaster: LESK: "Many of the target audience were not born in 1991 - are you planning to update the "World of Objects" video?" - david: it doesn't need to be changed. I'll also post " World of C++" and parts of "Learn Turbo Pascal" when I get a chance during my travels.
aohlsson: blackbird: "Alright, how about a ranking then (Delphi #1, Delphi.NET #2, etc.)?" - We can't and won't go into that for legal, SOX, etc, reasons. At least not until we're allegedly spun off.
jkaster: matra: "What is your strategy regarding the "ever new" technologies, that are constantlly being produced by MS (Windows Workflow, LINQ, .NET Framewokr 3.0). Delphi will support .net FW 2.0 a year after it has been available..." - allen: we're working as quickly as we can.
aohlsson: blackbird: "OK, then answer this, if you dare: What would y'all rather eat, the fat from behind a caribou's eyeball or a frosted poptart?" - Neither, I just ate. Thanks. :)
jkaster: bruce, we're seeing questions from you
jkaster: DaveK: "Is there anything on modeling for win32, specifically the BDS Pro SKU ???" - nick: yes, there is. Full two-way modeling with Together Allen: and ECO for the .NET side of things, and the Turbo versions for .NET include this as well
jkaster: ElSid: "Printed docs and or Turbo Books planned ?" - nick: we deliver PDFs and that's our current plan
aohlsson: aikimark: "how about posting a "best of" the public chat log (please)" - Too time consuming at this point. Sorry.
jkaster: DaveK: "Modellling is such a basic programming premise, think it will ever make it to the turbos?" - nick: yes, it already IS there!
jkaster: matra: "Will Highlander support a Windows Presentation foundation designer?" - nick: We' re supporting .NET 2.0 and parts of 3.0
jkaster: ogiesen: "given that one doesn't open any form files in the designer, is it possible to compile existing projects containing third-party components using the Explorer editions?" - allen: yes, you can compile them
jkaster: ElSid: "Turbos to be available as free magazine mounts ?" - nick: yes, it's in work. allen: absolutely
jkaster: MarcoZ: "Allen, make sure you do! People are already starting to wonder if Highlander will be an old hat when it's released. Communicate this publically sooner rather than later!" - noted
jkaster: mmead: "Where can I get a wall poster of the VCL?" - think it's a great idea
jkaster: bmcgee2: "If we have electronic copies of the VCL diagrams, are we allowed to share them?" - david: absolutely, share them
jkaster: bmcgee: "Nick asked in non-tech if we would like a registry free BDS install. Yes. Is this likely?" - allen: nick's doing market research. It's just Nick being Nick ;) (at this point)
jkaster: Sebas: "There are any news regarding Togheter for C++?" - allen: we're working on this issue for Highlander. Don't have anything else to say about status
jkaster: matra: "About bleeding edge: Borland was once kown to be on "bleeding edge" and bringing to live new development technologies (object pascal,..). Any plains to regain this position?" - nick: Yes, we have plans to take over the world. David: we have more resources dedicated to our products now than we did before February 8th
jkaster: jthurman: "How about a little Hylander teaser? Maybe some hints on new features that you're thinking about maybe possibly contemplating considering including?" - allen: I think everyone should become very familiar with technology from Microsoft called MSBuildjkaster inserts the following link: https://blogs.msdn.com/msbuild/davidi inserts the following link: https://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/wea2sca5.aspx
jkaster: Boereck: "Is there a possibility for virtual properties or properties in interface-types in future Delphi versions?" - nick: we have virtual properties already ...
jkaster inserts the following link: https://bdn.borland.com/article/33448jkaster: Adding a 'fake' property to a component
jkaster: bmcgee2: "Are we likely to see some clean up of existing VCL controls that ship in the box?" - nick: what do you mean by clean up?
jkaster: iman: "why not ant/nant" - allen: If you install .NET 2.0 and you will find MSBuildjkaster: bmcgee2: "DBGrid cleanup is one of the things I have in mind. CDSGrid or a data aware Virtual TreeView would be great, too." - nick: ok, noted
jkaster: LESK: "any news on the DevCo divestiture" - all: you may have heard ... david: we're in quiet mode, and Borland will cover any additional news
Many of you are asking about upgrading from Turbo Explorer to Turbo Professional. Right now, you can't do it on shop.borland.com, but you can with some of the resellers:
Programmer's Paradise(though this one has a typo in the name -- “Turo Delphi“, and it doesn't list a price)
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