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2016年delphi Roadmap 发布,这也是新公司的第一次发布路线图。

虽然稍微晚点( 原来说是1月份发布路线图),至少比过去积极点。喧嚣多年的靴子终于落地。 Linux 的支持终于正式公布。

http://community.embarcadero.com/article/news/16211-embarcadero-rad-studio-2016-product-approach-and-roadmap-2

整体来说,意料之中。

The changes in ownership in 2015 allowed our team to have a new look at the product strategy and roadmap. We actively reached out to partners and customers to understand what is working, what is not working, what you like, and what you don’t like. You told us you want fewer major releases, more seamless updates / upgrades, higher quality, better language support, and more mobile native controls. As you will see and hear, we are making adjustments both in the short and long term to align with these requests.

 

 新公司要倾听用户的心声,但愿在中国的价格能听听中国用户的心声,还有中文支持,到现在都是一个半成品,在中国就雇不了一个开发团队?至少测试团队也应该有一个吧?

 

We have a lot of development underway, which cannot all be accomplished within a single release or update. In the Spring development track, code named "Big Ben”, the key themes are quality & first user experience and installation. A new installer leverages our GetIt technology to provide you flexibility to choose what you want to install and reduces installation time.

 

delphi 11 是没有了,2016年是10.1 和 10.2 两个大版本。

 

春季的开发代号“大笨钟”(就是鱼儿说的berlin),希望这个笨钟不笨,每次7G 多的下载,真是服了。以后的发布通过Getit 发布新特性,也是不错的,看效果吧。如果没有记错的话,春季就是1-3月,难道3月前会有新版本发布?

 

 The team is working the following features that will be included in 2016 releases:

  • Separate or floating form designer for VCL & FMX

   D7 的浮动窗体设计要回归,其实个人认为无所谓,习惯而已

 

  • Refactoring in C++

   C++ 重构,看来C++ 的路还很长

 

  • FireUI App Preview - preview your forms on any target (desktop and mobile) while using the form designer in the IDE

    窗体界面预览,移动设备越来越多,不可能每个都买一个,预览是必须的。

  • FireMonkey Enhancements for Windows, Mac and mobile

    • Address Book/Contacts component

    • Style Designer & ListView Items Designer

    • Numerous other features including ListView touch animation, grid improvements, Windows accelerator key support, font enhancements and more

            地址本、通讯录控件,样式、LIstview 设计增强,这些细节的增强是必须的!

 

  • Multi-Device Designer Improvements

    • Including Form Designer Preview on Device

    • Android Wear Styling & new FireUI views

      多设备设计器进一步增强

  • IoT or Internet of Things

    • Extended Bluetooth LE support

    • IoT connectivity framework that turns off-the-shelf and custom IoT smart devices, sensors, and wearables into easy-to-use API components

    • Support for Bluetooth LE and Z-Wave device components

    • ThingPoint - Enterprise access points for your IoT devices which extends EMS functionality

        物联网是必须要加强支持的

  • Window/VCL

    • Improvement to WinRT bridge including Bluetooth LE support for Windows 10

    • DirectX 12 Support

       传统的windows 桌面开发肯定不能丢

  • Delphi Compiler & Language

    • Native support for Utf8String type on all platforms

    • Support for weak and unsafe interface references on non-ARC platforms, like Windows

       有了Utf8string, 妈妈再也不用担心与其他系统连接时乱码了!     

  • C++ CLANG 3.3 on all platforms

       要在全部平台支持CLANG 3.3

 

 

  • FireDAC Driver Updates - including Oracle, DB2, Interbase, SQLite, and Advantage

     这个就是常规更新了,unidac 一直在发力,你们哥俩能不能干倒别人呢?

 

The second development track, code named “Godzilla,” will deliver a Fall release. It will enable you to develop Delphi and C++ applications to run on Linux Server. This is a much anticipated addition to our product and a result of over two years of development. We intend to release a tech preview sometime this summer of the Delphi for Linux Server technology to give developers a chance to try it for a while, give us feedback and help us ensure it is as stable and solid as possible.  Here are some further details on what we are aiming for with the initial Fall release:

       为什么叫“哥斯拉”(代号 tokyo),难道还是日本那哥们在开发编译器?经过两年的开发,爱干和无为都等的花儿都谢了,夏季开始预览,秋季正式发布,但愿这次别再跳票了。已经抛弃Linux 将近15年了。

 

 

  • Apache modules in WebBroker and support for DataSnap and EMS

  • FireDAC Linux database access

  • Linux platform support for console apps with IoT support

  • We will formally support Ubuntu Server & RedHat Enterprise. We will extend the formally supported Linux distributions list over time as demand dictates

  • Windows based IDE with cross-compiler, deploy and debug via PAServer

  • Linux compilers will be for Intel 64-bit server, LLVM-based and ARC-enabled

 

  总体来说,这个linux 支持,是服务器端的,64位 intel CPU(arm linux 支持估计到2017年了),服务器端ARC-enanble, 内存自动管理,与windows 的内存管理不一样了。

  Ubuntu Server 和 RedHat Enterprise 的支持(应该会兼容很多Linux 版本的),个人还是比较赞成的。

 

While Linux will be the cornerstone of the Fall release, we have a huge list of other features we want to add to the product, some of which are outlined below in the roadmap image.  We have also defined general areas of priority since an image can only convey so much data.  

  • IDE UI improvements and styling

  • Update of all C++ compilers to newer versions of Clang

  • Further improvements for GetIt, both for the package manager and the installer

  • New Windows 10 VCL controls

  • More FireMonkey platform native control support

  • Windows 10 Centennial support (pending Microsoft release of the Centennial Universal Windows Platform bridge)

  • Support for coming versions of iOS and Android

不能因为支持Linux, 别的东西就不管了,尤其是更多的原生平台控件的支持。

 

As we are in the detailed planning stages for this release, we will share additional details as we get further into 2016.  If you have specific items or questions, please let the Product Management team know and we can talk or you can log ideas and enhancement requests as well at quality.embarcadero.com.

 

The RAD Studio Product Management Team

 

2016 roadmap

 

These plans and roadmap represent our intentions as of this date, but our development plans and priorities are subject to change.

Accordingly, we can’t offer any commitments or other forms of assurance that we’ll ultimately release any or all of the above-described products on the schedule or in the order described, or at all. These general indications of development schedules or “product roadmaps” should not be interpreted or construed as any form of a commitment, and our customers’ rights to upgrades, updates, enhancements and other maintenance releases will be set forth only in the applicable software license agreement.

 

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