Delay in C++Builder 2007 support for our VCL products

29 June 2007

Our VCL team has run into a problem in adding support for C++Builder 2007. The issue at hand is a compiler problem: in generating the interface .hpp files for the VCL suite (which of course is written in Delphi), the compiler creates structures that are incompatible with the Delphi version.

After that, of course, customers' C++ code will no longer properly interface to the Delphi compiled code.

The issue has been reported to CodeGear (QC47943). Until the compiler issue has been fixed we will not be able to provide support for C++Builder 2007.

UPDATE: The just-released Update 2 for Delphi 2007 and C++Builder 2007 does not contain the fix for this bug.To quote Nick Hodges: "This bug was marked fixed on 24 July, after the cutoff for Update 2. However, it will be delivered as part of the next update, which isn't too far away." To say we are disappointed by this turn of events is an understatement. The next update is most likely to be Highlander, making the release of C++Builder 2007 a complete and utter waste of time for both our customers and ourselves.

YET FURTHER UPDATE: We've now confirmed that Update 2 for C++Builder does contain the bug fix and Build 27 of our VCL Subscription Suite does work with C++Builder 2007 with Update 2. 

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Simon Hooper
Simon Hooper

Do you have any update on when we should expect v27 now that the QC report is showing as 'closed'?



11 July 2007

Remember this blog post ? Well, CodeGear released update 2 for both Delphi 2007 and C++Builder 2007 yesterday

10 August 2007
Chris Pattinson (RAD Studio QA Manager)

Did you try applying the patch and it was not fixed for you? Bug 251521 was tracking this issue, and is included in the Update 2. The QC tracking this was also QC47133, which is listed in the fixes for Update 2.

This WAS expected fixed as part of Update 2. Can you contact me directly, this was one of the critical fixes needed... in the meantime, I'll ask QA to investigate.

13 August 2007

To say this has been a episodic saga to rival Dickens seems to be an understatement. First we had an

14 August 2007

I wish I had never used C++ Builder, but now I'm stuck using it.

19 June 2009

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