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Thread Delphi upgrade path from D5
Wed, Apr 23 2008 1:11 PMPermanent Link

"Jerry Clancy"
Just wanted to get some input from those who have done it. Is Delphi 2007
the best upgrade path from D5 Ent.? Since I use both DBISAM and IntraWeb I
don't believe that I need the Enterprise version anymore.

Jerry

Thu, Apr 24 2008 8:49 AMPermanent Link

Dan Rootham
Jerry,
<< Is Delphi 2007 the best upgrade path from D5 Ent.? Since I use both DBISAM
and IntraWeb I don't believe that I need the Enterprise version anymore. >>

I can't speak for IntraWeb because I haven't used it. But I did upgrade
from D7 Enterprise to D2007 Win32 Professional without significant problems  
in any projects. In my case, the upgrade was essential because our change
from DBISAM to EDB Unicode edition required D2007.

Regards,
Dan Rootham [Team Elevate]
Thu, Apr 24 2008 5:07 PMPermanent Link

"Jerry Clancy"
Thanks, Dan. That's the version I am targeting. Hoping to limp along until
the summer when changes like that are easier. Seem to have XP & D5 a bit
under control at the moment.

Jerry

"Dan Rootham" <roothamd@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:85FB7BB4-6BA0-4F92-A271-3A296F0D4D02@news.elevatesoft.com...
> Jerry,
> << Is Delphi 2007 the best upgrade path from D5 Ent.? Since I use both
> DBISAM
> and IntraWeb I don't believe that I need the Enterprise version anymore.
>  >>
>
> I can't speak for IntraWeb because I haven't used it. But I did upgrade
> from D7 Enterprise to D2007 Win32 Professional without significant
> problems
> in any projects. In my case, the upgrade was essential because our change
> from DBISAM to EDB Unicode edition required D2007.
>
> Regards,
> Dan Rootham [Team Elevate]
>

Tue, Apr 29 2008 5:00 PMPermanent Link

"David Cornelius"
> Just wanted to get some input from those who have done it. Is Delphi
> 2007 the best upgrade path from D5 Ent.? Since I use both DBISAM and
> IntraWeb I don't believe that I need the Enterprise version anymore.

Jerry,

I've moved projects up from Delphi 1 through all the versions of Delphi
(except 8).  From Delphi 6 on, there have been language enhancements,
but it's mostly backwards compatible.  They changed several things in
Delphi 6 (from Delphi 5) because that's when Kylix came out and they
needed to support cross-platform coding.

I still maintain some projects in Delphi 5 because they're .BPL
plug-ins to an old program written in Delphi 5 and sold by another
company.  All new projects are started in Delphi 2007 for Win32.

I have some custom-written components that I can compile in either
compiler.  There are very few places where I need to use {$IFDEF}s to
separate code between the versions of Delphi--most of those are places
where I'm taking advantage of optional language enhancements.

One thing I really like about the newer versions of Delphi is that more
and more "enterprise" features are trickling down into the professional
version.  I don't use IntraWeb, but there are a lot of IW components in
my D2007 Pro pallette.

Hope this helps!

--
David Cornelius
corneliusconcepts.com
custom designed software
Tue, Apr 29 2008 8:28 PMPermanent Link

"Jerry Clancy"
Thanks, David. It is helpful. The irony is that I bought D5 Ent. for the
WebBroker components and then, after a few small projects, Intraweb hit the
market and I switched to that tool and never used WebBroker again. Didn't
move because D5 was very stable and the cost of upgrading Ent. versions was
prohibitive. Will upgrade to the standard D2007 this summer, if not before
(the XP/D5 combo is driving me nuts -- have it working but it really slows
down debugging).

Jerry

"David Cornelius" <noone@nil.not> wrote in message
news:xn0fpief15oqefg000@news.elevatesoft.com...
....
> One thing I really like about the newer versions of Delphi is that more
> and more "enterprise" features are trickling down into the professional
> version.  I don't use IntraWeb, but there are a lot of IW components in
> my D2007 Pro pallette.
>
> Hope this helps!
>
> --
> David Cornelius
> corneliusconcepts.com
> custom designed software

Sat, May 3 2008 5:44 PMPermanent Link

David
This week I upgraded from Delphi 5 Ent...


To Delphi 7 Pro.

I have a ton of 3rd party components and I was able to pull almost all of
them to D7 and I had to port a few myself.  So far, I'm happy.

I've purchased RAD Studio 2007 and eventually I'll try to port my existing
apps there.  Any new coding will done in 2007 with few 3rd party components;
TMS, Elevate, DevExpress, WPTools, and maybe LMD.

If you haven't purchased any other version of Delphi, I can't think of a
reason why you should jump to 2007.


On 4/23/08 1:04 PM, in article
3451F434-AD01-4C6D-881D-583948A8798B@news.elevatesoft.com, "Jerry Clancy"
<jclancy@billtrak.com> wrote:

> Just wanted to get some input from those who have done it. Is Delphi 2007
> the best upgrade path from D5 Ent.? Since I use both DBISAM and IntraWeb I
> don't believe that I need the Enterprise version anymore.
>
> Jerry
>
>

Mon, May 5 2008 12:46 AMPermanent Link

"Jerry Clancy"
David,

Thanks for the input. I'd be interested in any opinions on D7 vs. D2007.
Isn't the latter version the latest?

Jerry

"David" <dpuett@mac.com> wrote in message
news:C441732B.2A1C3%dpuett@mac.com...
> This week I upgraded from Delphi 5 Ent...
>
>
> To Delphi 7 Pro.
>
> I have a ton of 3rd party components and I was able to pull almost all of
> them to D7 and I had to port a few myself.  So far, I'm happy.
>
> I've purchased RAD Studio 2007 and eventually I'll try to port my existing
> apps there.  Any new coding will done in 2007 with few 3rd party
> components;
> TMS, Elevate, DevExpress, WPTools, and maybe LMD.
>
> If you haven't purchased any other version of Delphi, I can't think of a
> reason why you should jump to 2007.
>
>
> On 4/23/08 1:04 PM, in article
> 3451F434-AD01-4C6D-881D-583948A8798B@news.elevatesoft.com, "Jerry Clancy"
> <jclancy@billtrak.com> wrote:
>
>> Just wanted to get some input from those who have done it. Is Delphi 2007
>> the best upgrade path from D5 Ent.? Since I use both DBISAM and IntraWeb
>> I
>> don't believe that I need the Enterprise version anymore.
>>
>> Jerry
>>
>>
>
>

Mon, May 5 2008 6:07 AMPermanent Link

Jan Ferguson

Data Software Solutions, Inc.

Team Elevate Team Elevate

Jerry,

Yes...D2007 (RAD Studio as well as D2007 Win32) is the latest. I
upgraded from D7 to D2007 to be able to support Vista in my software.
Additionally there were features and updates in some of my 3rd party
components which required that I upgrade to D2007.

It was initially a small challenge to get used to the new IDE. There
were features I liked (and still like) about the D7 IDE. However after
seven months of running D2007, I have become very used to the new IDE
and prefer it over  D7. CodeGear's support model is different with
D2007 than with D7 but it is consistent with the way many vendors,
including ElevateDB, are going. I have no problem with this.

There were a few small speciality components I used in D7, which I was
not able to port over to D2007, but that was alright. I have trimmed my
3rd party components to use only the major ones (i.e., DevEx,
ReportBuilder, etc.) and have found replacements (or different ways to
do things) for the ones I couldn't port over from D7.

All-in-all, I have not regretted my switch to D2007. If you are
upgrading from D5, I would definitely recommend D2007 versus D7.

--
Regards,
Jan Ferguson [Team Elevate]


Jerry Clancy wrote:

<<Thanks for the input. I'd be interested in any opinions on D7 vs.
<<D2007. Isn't the latter version the latest?
Thu, May 8 2008 12:07 PMPermanent Link

"Jerry Clancy"
Jan,

Thank you very much for your detailed post. It confirms what I had thought
about the transition and choice of product.

I'm going to try to limp along with the XP/D5 debugging issues until this
summer when I have time to deal with the upgrade.

Jerry

"Jan Ferguson [Team Elevate]" <jbNOSPAMfergusonATgmailDOTcom> wrote in
message news:06856E6B-B04D-4F6E-BCFA-0FBFC198D71D@news.elevatesoft.com...
> Jerry,
>
> Yes...D2007 (RAD Studio as well as D2007 Win32) is the latest. I
> upgraded from D7 to D2007 to be able to support Vista in my software.
> Additionally there were features and updates in some of my 3rd party
> components which required that I upgrade to D2007.
>
> It was initially a small challenge to get used to the new IDE. There
> were features I liked (and still like) about the D7 IDE. However after
> seven months of running D2007, I have become very used to the new IDE
> and prefer it over  D7. CodeGear's support model is different with
> D2007 than with D7 but it is consistent with the way many vendors,
> including ElevateDB, are going. I have no problem with this.
>
> There were a few small speciality components I used in D7, which I was
> not able to port over to D2007, but that was alright. I have trimmed my
> 3rd party components to use only the major ones (i.e., DevEx,
> ReportBuilder, etc.) and have found replacements (or different ways to
> do things) for the ones I couldn't port over from D7.
>
> All-in-all, I have not regretted my switch to D2007. If you are
> upgrading from D5, I would definitely recommend D2007 versus D7.
>
> --
> Regards,
> Jan Ferguson [Team Elevate]

Fri, May 9 2008 11:18 AMPermanent Link

"Rita"

"Jan Ferguson [Team Elevate]" <jbNOSPAMfergusonATgmailDOTcom> wrote in
message news:06856E6B-B04D-4F6E-BCFA-0FBFC198D71D@news.elevatesoft.com...
>
> All-in-all, I have not regretted my switch to D2007. If you are
> upgrading from D5, I would definitely recommend D2007 versus D7.
>
Glad to hear that..
I just wish my copy would hurry up bloody UPS guy has got lost Wink
Rita

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