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Embarcadero RAD Studio Tokyo Architect update 2 (10.2.2) version 25.0.28979.1978

Embarcadero RAD Studio Tokyo Architect update 2 (10.2.2) version 25.0.28979.1978
Embarcadero RAD Studio Tokyo Architect update 2 (10.2.2) version 25.0.28979.1978

Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, has released an update (R1) to Embarcadero RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo. It’s an update of Delphi 10.2 Tokyo, C++Builder 10.2 Tokyo and RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo for active Update Subscription customers. It includes 100s of platform focused enhancements, bug fixes and features.

RAD Studio supports 5 platforms today: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Linux. Platform vendors frequently make changes to their operating systems which at times impact us on the development side. We continuously track these changes to ensure our customers can target the latest operating systems. 10.2.1 not only provides a number of new features and bug fixes, but also addresses key OS changes that have been impacting our customers. A significant issue we fixed on Windows was changing our compilers and linkers to address an OS level change on Windows 10 Creators Update affecting the way the operating system loads DLLs and Delphi packages (BPLs), which ends up repeating the load operation multiple times and severely hampering the debugging of applications with runtime packages. Microsoft has addressed the issues in the beta of the future version of Windows 10, but not in Creators Update.

In May 2017, we published our latest roadmap. Given the popularity of VCL within our install base, we want to make sure that this framework continues to evolve rapidly and we are accelerating investments in this area. We see a nice increase in usage of Windows 10 and we feel that we can deliver even more value to developers with the coming releases. With that focus and the addition of the platform enhancements release to our release schedule, you will see that some some of the features previously listed under 10.2.1 and 10.2.2 in our roadmap are being reprioritized for 10.2.2 and beyond. This includes C++ for Linux. PM will be providing additional roadmap updates in the coming weeks.

List of new features and customer reported issues fixed in RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo Release 1:

10.2 Tokyo - Release 1 is an update of Delphi 10.2 Tokyo, C++Builder 10.2 Tokyo and RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo available for active Update Subscription customers. It requires a full uninstall and reinstall.

What's New in RAD Studio 10.2.2
RAD Studio Tokyo Release 2 (10.2.2) empowers developers to build and extend cross-platform native apps faster than ever before.

RAD Studio 10.2.2 adds new features including FireMonkey Quick Edit support, a number of new VCL controls, a new dark themed IDE option, a RAD Server single site deployment license in Enterprise and Architect editions, installer and welcome page enhancements, and more.

Review: What's New in RAD Studio 10.2
RAD Studio 10.2 includes the first RAD Studio Linux compiler, improved IDE menus for faster navigation, a host of FireMonkey updates and new features, new TDataSet capabilities, multi-tenancy support in RAD Server, updates to FireDAC, a number of RTL enhancements, improvements in SOAP support, greatly improved compiled C++ performance, and more.

Code Your Way
With a new dark theme and installer, customizing your IDE to match your coding style has never been easier.

New Dark Theme Designed for night-time work and developers who prefer working with dark styled applications. Dark themes have been reported to reduce eye strain in low light environments, allowing you to work more productively at night. It's easy to toggle between dark and light themes via a toolbar menu.
Improved Installer The improved installer UI and license manager UI help you identify the options you need and skip what you don't.
Customizable UI The IDE's layouts are now even more customizable, with a new layout option for startup and when no files are open.
New Component IconsFind the components you need at a glance with modernized icons, designed to be clear and recognizable.

Create Amazing Cross-Platform UIs
FireMonkey enables modern cross-platform user interfaces, and now it's even better with these improvements:

Quick Edit feature allows you to easily edit a control by changing its name, caption, alignment and layout options (New in 10.2.2).
Multi-Threading Support for TBitmap, TCanvas and TContext3D
Faster Android UI's with enhanced thread support.
Enhanced user interaction management for TMultiView
Change the SystemStatusBar Color on iOS with new TForm Properties.
New FMX styles for macOS and Android to make your apps look amazing!

Deploy Services Based Apps with RAD Server
RAD Studio 10.2 added multi-tenancy support
A single RAD Server instance with a single RAD Server database connection can now support multiple isolated tenants
Each tenant has a unique set of RAD Server resources including Users, Groups, Installations, Edge Modules, and other data
Tenant Administration: Create new tenants, edit existing ones, add, edit or delete tenants
NEW in 10.2.2! Enterprise and Architect editions now include a single server/single site deployment license for RAD Server ($5000 value)

Delphi Linux Compiler.
Starting in RAD Studio 10.2, the Delphi IDE includes its first LLVM based Linux compiler for enterprise development, enabling Delphi developers to target 64-bit Intel Linux servers and devices. The Linux compiler is certified for Ubuntu Server (LTS 16.04) and RedHat Enterprise (V7) and is built on top of the LLVM engine. ARC is enabled for effective memory management, while to ensure compatibility with code written for Windows Server, one based strings are used by default.

New for C++
Greatly improved compiled C++ performance, debugging, and large memory support for the linker.
The Clang-enhanced Win32 and Win64 compilers support -O3, a strong optimization level which may double compiled code performance in some situations
Better codegen for of -O1 and -O2 optimizations in the Clang-enhanced compilers
The Clang-enhanced Win32 compiler supports generating debug info referencing external types, which reduces the size of debug information generated when referring to common shared types, such as VCL types. This significantly shrinks the size of generated debug data
Packages on iOS and Android, which are statically linked, are built with the correct .a extension instead of .so
C++ Android applications can be built without requiring specific versions of the NDK
A number of significant quality fixes, including:

Linker out of memory errors: the linker is now large address aware and has been modified for current linking usage patterns, which should solve all linking errors. More options are exposed in the IDE to allow customization for projects with unusual link data behaviour.
(Classic and Clang-enhanced compilers) Exception handling memory leaks and odd behaviour has been reworked and significantly improved
(Clang-enhanced compilers) Class names are always available in the call stack
(Clang-enhanced compilers) Local variables for both Win32 and Win64 are significantly enhanced in the debugger
(Clang-enhanced compilers) Debugger support for multiple variables with the same name in the the same method

New and improved database capabilities
New - MariaDB support (v5.5)
New GUID access for TField
MySQL support for v5.7
Firebird support for Direct I/O
Reduce client side memory usage with BLOBS streaming
VCL TDBImage direct support for JPEG and PNG graphic formats
TFDMemTable design time dataset editor to create data for runtime use

Cross platform RTL Improvements
New SynchronizeEvents property for TTetheringManager and TTetheringProfile to control the event synchronization with the main thread
New MD5 and SHA1 hash function support for files and streams
AppTethering Log Filtering and SynchronizeEvents for smooth main thread synchronization

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New VCL Panels in Delphi 10.2.2

With the need to support more screen resolutions, while creating nice looking user interfaces and pleasant user experiences, we think it is important to offer additional ways to build the UI of your VCL applications. This is why in 10.2.2 we introduced two new VCL panel controls. These are control containers with specific way to manage the layout and position of their child controls. You can see the controls at design time below:


The CardPanel control is a set of pages, like the old PageControl, with no tabs. You display one page at a time, and it has built in support for swiping pages using a gesture. It is a collection of panels of the same size, each hosting its own controls.

At design time, you can use the local menu to add a card or select one, as shown here (image courtesy of RAD Studio DocWiki):


The stack panel is a panel with a special layout. All controls added to it are placed in a different "row" (or column if you set it horizontally). The controls can be aligned to the left, the right, the center or use the entire space (fill). You set the default alignment at the stack panel level, and you can override it for each individual control (or use the special default value to pick the parent control setting). Each of the controls hosted by the panel, gets three additional properties "injected" by the container -- at the bottom of the Object Inspector list -- as you can see below:

The VCL remains a central pillar of Delphi (and C++Builder), and Embarcadero is and will continue to enhance it matching the evolution of the Windows platform and user experience, while on the other hand ensuring a very high degree of compatibility with the existing VCL code.

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