Apr 102011

Simon Stuart recently announced a new concept in packaging and delivery for Delphi libraries and components, taking the “App Store” approach.  This looks to be a unique approach and in particular, could be a great idea for non-commercial components.  Commercial library distribution could also be great, depending on each company’s need for protection or license distribution.

For more information and updates, read Simon’s blog post at http://tinyurl.com/3mduar9

Apr 102011

Having used Turbopower’s Orpheus grid for several years as a paying customer, the company decided to get out of the tools market and released as open source on SourceForge.

Nick Hodges, while working for Embarcadero, took over the administrative duties of the project on SF. The team of Roman Kassebaum, Ben Oram, Sebastian Zierer and Armin Biernaczyk, however, have allowed the Orpheus library continues to thrive, updating the code to be Unicode compatible, for Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010 and the current Delphi XE IDE’s. They’ve also done work to move assembler portions to pure Pascal.

While there are many open source projects and developers that are out there, I wanted to take the time to thank these fine developers for their work.

To view the project and download the source code, visit http://sourceforge.net/projects/tporpheus/