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Being able to participate in the beta by staying current on subscription has been very popular with our customers. It is also very topical since we plan to kick off an NDA beta for the 10.4 release, codenamed Denali, later in March.
Here’s what’s planned for 10.4:
Additional Quality Focus Areas
Plus some other exciting items that are currently NDA-ed and we plan will appear in a future beta.
10.4 Denali Beta Kickoff Timeline:
Update Subscription customers should receive an email within the next month on how to join the beta program. Participating in the Denali beta requires testers to sign our NDA before getting access to the beta build, beta serial, beta documentation etc.
Not on subscription but interested in joining the beta? Contact your Embarcadero sales representative or reseller partner to upgrade to 10.3.3 and get access to 10.4 when it’s released, along with an opportunity to participate in the 10.4 beta.
About RAD Studio 10.3.3:
At the end of November 2019, we released Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio 10.3.3. With the 10.3.3 release, developers can target the Google Play Store with 64-bit versions of their FireMonkey Delphi apps, simplify their multi-tier application development and deployment of RAD Server through a pre-built Docker image and build C++ and Delphi applications for iOS 13 and Delphi apps for macOS Catalina. Developers can also access over 70+ data sources with an included Enterprise Connector subscription license for Enterprise and Architect edition users.
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1. Has the automatic code completion mechanism come out of the alpha phase yet?
2. Will any syntax coloring appear like in professional IDEs?
3. Does exception handling work after it has been broken in the entire 10.3 release?
4. Will version 10.4 contain boost libraries or will we have to wait a year again?
5. Will there be full support for C ++ 17? For example, <variant> does not work.
6. Are you planning to update the Clang compiler? Currently c ++ builder works on an archaic version.
First, please feel free to contact me at any time via email: firstname dot lastname at embarcadero. We can discuss your specific needs and your software.
To answer your questions:
1. Code completion for C++ will have improvements, yes.
2. I'm not sure what you mean here, sorry. We do have syntax highlighting. Is there something specific (semantic highlighting?) that you'd like?
3. I'm aware of exception handling issues with Android, but we've made some changes to exception handling in 10.3.x under the hood and it should be working very well. Can you explain (or point at a QP) which issues you mean, please?
4. 10.4 should contain Boost.
5. We work closely with the Dinkumware authors to resolve bugs in the STL. 10.4's will be much improved over 10.3.3's.
6. Currently, we use Clang 5. We do plan an upgrade at some point, but 10.4.0 will remain on Clang 5 with C++17 support.
7. Not sure what you mean here, sorry, but we are aiming at some improvements for Win64 in 10.4 that we can't discuss yet.
7. Microsoft recently announced end of 32bit Windows. I don't quite understand how does it match ARM Windows' inability to emulate x86_64 yet, but I guess, only 64 bits will remain everywhere soon, and ARM emulator will be ready too. What will happen to the Community Edition?
Some of your collegues (I can't call them competitors) in 2019 already switched 32-bit version to be paid one, and 64-bit to be in public.