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Version 1.9.2 of Continua CI has been released. This post is a reminder of the new functionally in this version for exporting project configurations to a file (which can then be imported back into Continua CI), the ability to requeue failed stages, and improvements to build cleanup settings to allow each type of build by-product to have a different shelf life.

This new beta release includes functionally for exporting project configurations to a file (which can then be imported back into Continua CI), the ability to requeue failed stages, and improvements to build cleanup settings to allow each type of build by-product to have a different shelf life.

This post explores the options currently available in Continua CI for running daily builds.

Back in Feb 2019, I blogged about the need for a Package Manager for Delphi. The blog post garnered lots of useful feedback and encouragement, but until recently I could never find a solid block of time to work on it. Over the last few weeks I've been working hard to get it to an mvp stage.

In this post, we'll take a look at the various options for managing and updating Version Info in Delphi projects using FinalBuilder.

This new beta release includes substantial improvements to the expressions engine including new several expressions objects and functions. We have also made some updates to the stage editor, implemented automatic report generation for some reporting actions, and added several new deployment actions providing support for Docker, Azure, SQL packages, File Transfer and SSH.

Delphi/Rad Studio desperately needs a proper package/library/component manager. A package manager provides a standardized way of consuming third party libraries. At the moment, use of third party libraries is very much adhoc, and in many cases this makes it difficult to move projects between machines, or to get a new hire up and running quickly. Other development eco systems, like Ruby, .net and Javascript, recognised and solved this problem many years ago. Getting a Ruby, .net or Javascript project up an running, in a new working folder or new machine is trivial.

Today we released a FinalBuilder 8 update with Visual Studio 2019 and MSBuild 16 Preview support.

Back in December 2016, I posted some ideas for some Delphi language enhancements. That post turned out to be somewhat controversial, I received some rather hostile emails about how I was trying to turn Delphi into C#. That certainly wasn't my intent, but rather to modernize Delphi, in a way that helps me write less, but more maintainable code. Nearly 2 years later, Delphi 10.3 Rio actually implements some of those features.

After years of frustration with Active Forums on Dotnetnuke, we finally got around to moving to a new forums platform. Forunately we are able to keep most of the old content!