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HTML Resource Compiler v1.2.1 released
After a 4 and a half year hiatus an update to the HTML Resource Compiler has been released. The update fixes a display bug in the program's help screen. The installer has been re-compiled with an up to date version of Inno Setup to ensure it behaves properly on modern versions of Windows. A consequence of this is that the installer now required Windows 2000 or later to run. There's also a minor change to the EULA that corrects an error.
20 February 2014
CodeSnip website launched
CodeSnip now has its own website on its own delphidabbler.com sub-domain. The website. More info on the CodeSnip blog (linked).
19 February 2014
CodeSnip Blog moved to Blogger
After only three days I've just moved the CodeSnip blog from SourceForge to Blogger and started again! The SF solution couldn't handle everything I wanted to do, but I didn't notice until I came to do the second post! If you subscribed using the FeedBurner link (which is linked from here) then your subscription will still work. If not, please re-subscribe there. Sorry for any inconvenience.
19 February 2014
Version Information Tools source code moved to GitHub
In keeping with the trend over the last couple of days, the three projects that made up the Version Information Tools suite have had their source code moved to GitHub. Previously the whole suite was stored in a single Subversion repo on GoogleCode. On GitHub each tool has its own Git repo, as follows: Version Information Editor is in the "vied" repo, Version Information Spy is in "vispy" and the Version Information Manipulator Library is in "vilib". Outstanding issues from GoogleCode have been imported into the relevant project on GitHub and the old issue tracker has been abandoned.
18 February 2014
HTML Resource Compiler source code now available on GitHub
Ever since the HTML Resource Compiler's Subversion repo was closed on Assembla.com the project's source code has not been available via a source code repository - only a zip file containing the source has been available. However, that's just changed because I've just uploaded the project to GitHub, with its change history intact. Anyone interested in developing this project is welcome to fork it and push back any changes.
18 February 2014
BDiff / BPatch source moved to GitHub
The source code of the BDiff / BPatch Utilities has been move from the existing Subversion repository on Assmbla.com to a new Git repo on GitHub. Please update bookmarks etc. The old code will remain on Assmebla for a while, but will no longer be updated: all new updated will go to GitHub.
17 February 2014
New CodeSnip blog
I've just set up a new blog for CodeSnip and Code Snippets Database related issues. I be using the blog for the desktop and online versions of CodeSnip and the Code Snippets database. The blog only has one entry at the time of writing, but it will become the primary source of information about CodeSnip in future. If you're a CodeSnip user, please consider subscribing using FeedBurner (see link). The blog itself is hosted on SourceForge.
16 February 2014
Released v3.0.0 of the Message Dialogue Components
Version 3.0.0 of the Message Dialogue Components has been released. In this version the old TPJMessageDialog component, that had been deprecated for years, was finally removed from the project. The old WinHelp help files have also been removed. The demo has been overhauled to reflect these changes. Numerous problems the components had in compiling with newer Delphis have been fixed. This is the last of the recent overhaul of the Delphi Code Library to bring it up to date, so the rate of release should now return to normal.
08 February 2014
Clipboard Viewer Component v1.4.1 released
Version 1.4.1 of the Clipboard Viewer Component has been released to bring the component up to date. It can now be compiled with Delphi XE5 and supports RTL and VCL unit namespaced when compiled with Delphi XE2 and later. The component has also had its license updated from Mozilla Public License v1.1 to v2.0.
06 February 2014
Hot Label Component v2.2.0 released
The Hot Label Component from the Delphi Library has just been updated to v2.2.0. This version adds a new "visited" state to the label that emulates the HTML/CSS visited link style by (optionally) causing the label to display in a different font (e.g. colour and style) once the label's URL has been visited. The release also fixes compile problems with Delphi XE5 and some other minor bugs and also updates the code. The component is VCL only but compatible with 32- and 64-bit Windows compilers. The source code is now licensed under the Mozilla Public License v2.0.
05 February 2014
Proposed licensing changes for Code Snippets Database
I'm considering changing the licensing arrangements for source code in the Code Snippets Database. At present licensing is not clear and I'm thinking of changing the code to use the MIT License. The linked blog post explains why and seeking comments.
02 February 2014
Major new release of the Environment Variables Unit
The v3.0.0 release of the Environment Variables Unit is now available. This is a major revision. The old environment variables component and all the public helper routines are now deprecated. They have been superseded by a new static class that interogates, enumerates and updates the current process' environment variables. It also fixes errors in the old deprecated code. The older code has been rewritten to call into the new static class where possible. The old WinHelp file has been removed. Finally two new demo have been added to the project. Both of these are available in VCL or FireMonkey versions.
30 January 2014