October 31, 2008

Delphi 2009 Update 1

A first update to Delphi 2009, fixing a number of serious bugs, is hitting the road as I post this entry.

CodeGear has announced on Developer Network the availability of an Update 1 for Delphi 2009 and C++Builder 2009. The site hosts also the complete list of reported bugs that have been fixed. Still it looks that the download for registered Delphi user is still not there. Now it is too late, I'll probably run the auto update on Monday (have to remember to start Delphi as administrator on my Vista box).

Looking at the bugs list it seems the areas with most improvements (or with originally more bugs, depends on how you want to put it) are the Ribbon Control, the Modeling and Class Explorer, and some floating point formatting routines and TEncoding methods. A few fixes are for generics and anonymous methods (but I have to say I find them very stable, despite minor issues). On the other hand I'll be happy to go on with my Ribbon chapter now that I have a more stable Ribbon... it was taking some extra time!

Seems this will add to an already very stable release, despite the large number of new features, and some quite radical changes like for strings.



Delphi 2009 Update 1 

One can look at this early patch in two ways.
They released a buggy product and now have to fix it :(.

Or they are being proactive and providing us with
quick bug fixes. :)

I like the second one better. 

Thanks CodeGear!
Comment by Alan Fletcher [http://www.delphibistro.com] on November 1, 04:13

Delphi 2009 Update 1 

What build version? 12.xxx.xxx.xxx? Thx.
Comment by Hok [http://www.ficforlife.com] on November 1, 05:40

Delphi 2009 Update 1 

I find it really ironic that the update has been
circulating in the warez scene for more than a month,
while all the legitimate customers still have to wait
for CG's official distribution channel. At least two
times the update (beta) were released into the pirate
sites within hours of those updates been released for
field testing
Comment by delphi afficionado [] on November 1, 08:57

Delphi 2009 Update 1 

Delphi afficionado,

yes it is ironic... but as you say what circulated on
warez files was a test version... which is not the
same think as the final build and I hope Delphi
developers don't trust warez versions for their
professional work!
Comment by Delphi 2009 Update 1 [http://www.marcocantu.com] on November 1, 10:41

Delphi 2009 Update 1 

Codegear continues to ignore IDE. Hopefully next 
update will focus on fixing the IDE. 
Comment by Adam on November 2, 13:24

Delphi 2009 Update 1 

 ... Update 2 for Databases (dbexpress) ... 	
when ?
Comment by Anderson on November 12, 19:30

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