Tuesday, October 04, 2005

DeXter and the Delphi roadmap

Today I'll just comment a little on the BDN Radio Talk "DeXter and the Delphi roadmap". I will not recite all things said, just give you a short overview of the imo most interessting things said in the VIP chat. For all information listen to the replay and read it all ;-) Further, do not miss DavidI's blog post with a good picture of the Delphi roadmap 2005-2008.

DeXter will bring us the
Together "live source" technology for all Delphi and C# applications. This means full round trip engineering; you can develop in the model, and you can develop in code basically at the same time. This is not yet available for C++ though, but probably will come in a later release.

Remote Debugging will come back in DeXter and basically be available in all personalities shipping with DeXter.

In the timeframe of 2007/2008 Borland will provide native 64-bit compilers for both C++Builder and Delphi. Now, while that is still some time ahead, at least we have it on the roadmap, finally.

While DeXter still targets .NET 1.1, Highlander probably will support .NET 2.0 only. So if you plan to develop for .NET 1.1 DeXter is your way to go. However, it may happen that both will come with Highlander. Further they will try, but do not promise yet, to give technology previews of the .NET 2.0 compiler to the community. Now, that's the way to go guys! :-)

Rave will ship with DeXter and be the reporting tool of your choice for both Win32 and .NET development. Cool, one tool for both targets.

So, while this is just a little overview of the chat, I hope it feeds your appetite on DeXter. It works for me!


Blogger Albert Research said...

It feeds the appetite ? :-)
It gives me hunger ;-)

Seriously... those thinks you say are great, really, but at least I expect that in DeXter, I get the same responsiveness as in D7.

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