Jan 232014

Plan is to rewrite all my delphi 7 apps with Delphi XE5.

First to benefit from a more modern IDE, and to stay in synch with libs I used (jvcl, jwa, etc) but also to be able to build 64bits binaries (following this guide).
Additionally, building android apps would be a nice plus with this new version.

-Installed a brand new Windows7 x64
-Downloaded and installed the eval version.
-Installed JCL and JVCL (thru github, see here)
-Installed JWA
-Installed Madshi

Now the fun starts, CloneDisk delphi projects opens fine in Delphi XE5 (yes!), compiles fine (yes again!) but code needs to be reviewed to work properly.
Side note : x86 binary is much bigger than before. Something to check later.

Let start with the following :
-pchar now means pwidechar (we are now unicode) whereas it meant pansichar in delphi 7, so all ansicode api need to use keyword pansichar.
-replace ansi api by generic ones where possible: i.e messageboxa->messagebox so that it works both in delphi 7/ansi & delphi xe5/unicode

Still a long way to build a x64 binary.

To be continued…


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