Subject Re: [IBO] Delphi 3 support with IBO version 4+
Author Joseph Alba
I think it's better to just zoom ahead to Delphi 4, have a finished product, and
just mark the Delphi 3 portions with To Do's. That way, some developers might
even be able to volunteer with Delphi 3 code later.

I think also that the new versions of several tools since Delphi 5 came out
already support only Delphi 4 up. The Delphi 3 down are maintained as legacy
code. I mean, if you follow their example, support for Delphi 3 below shall be
kept and maintained at IBO ver 3. But IBO ver 4 can proceed with supporting only
Delphi 4 up... That's what the other tools do. (I think)

Joseph Alba

Jason Wharton wrote:

> I am dropping Delphi 2 for sure but I was wondering how many of you wouldn't
> mind staying with IBO v3.6 for Delphi 3?
> Version 3.6 is very solid and I am presuming that all who are using Delphi 3
> are maintaining legacy code of some sort or another by now and are already
> content with IBO's current feature set.
> I will continue to resolve bugs in 3.6 if they do arise and cannot easily be
> worked around in some way.
> There are a significant number of very annoying things in Delphi 3. It is
> actually more work to support it than Delphi 2 because with Delphi 2 I
> simply didn't include lots in it. Delphi 3 makes some things possible but
> Delphi 4 finally got things right with the TDataset stuff. Thus, there is a
> lot more directives on the jump from D3 to D4 and some of them are complex.
> There's no telling what additional things the next finalized version of the
> VCL is going to throw at us.
> I am still committed to supporting Delphi 3 if enough of you are wanting IBO
> v4 with it. But, it would help things move ahead quicker if I could
> concentrate IBO v4 on Delphi 4 and above.
> Please share your opinions and insights.
> Regards,
> Jason Wharton
> CPS - Mesa AZ