After a long “winter”, Jason Wharton (IBObjects author) has posted in IBO support list his plans for the next IBO releases. Check it out:
I just released a new beta version of IBO. I put it in all file areas this time.
Mostly I just finished up converting the rest of the packages I had not yet converted to D2009 and I fixed a couple of the bugs on my plate. The goal of this version is to make the legacy version of IBO work in D2009 but much will remain to make it work as ideal as it should.
As soon as I knock out the remaining bugs I plan to fix and get the installer working for D2009 I will start working on IBO 5. It will be overhauled to work exclusively with Delphi 2009.
I will continue to merge fixes into the 4.x branch of source for all those not using D2009.
So, essentially, I have determined it will be best to maintain two separate source bases from then on. One to support prior versions of Delphi and one to focus on all future versions of Delphi that is extensively overhauled. Of course I will have to put together some kind of an application migration kit as well for when you want to make the jump from 4.x to 5.x.
I’m open to comments and suggestions.