#Delphi , #Lazarus : UIB 2.5 is optimized to fully exploit Firebird 2.5

There was no major release since a long time,but the project has always been maintained for 7 years now.
In honor of the new version of Firebird, I decided to release this new version of UIB in 2.5.
There have been many changes to support Unicode for Delphi 2009 to XE.
UIB is optimized to fully exploit Firebird 2.5.


ps: if you don’t know what UIB is ,  here is the description (archive.org link)

current page for UIB is https://github.com/hgourvest/uib


#Lazarus (Free #pascal IDE) 0.9.28 has been released

vsnijders just announced version 0.9.28 of Lazarus on freshmeat.net.

The major changes are as follows:

In this major release, the IDE has many source editor improvements like display
of “double width” fonts (such as Eastern, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic), better
code folding, highlighting, syncro editing, and persistent blocks. The debugger
has assembler windows, easier exception handling, and breakpoint properties. The
LCL now uses GTK2 as the default widgetset on Linux and BSD and includes the
TMonitor class for multi-monitor support. Refactoring of LCL reduced the minimum
size of executables by about 15%. The support of TFrame support has improved, so
you can visually nest designers in the IDE.

ListView and Pagination in Delphi + Firebird

Via Leonardo’s Delphi and FreePascal blog

This is one of those things I needed for ages, but didn’t bothered to implement
because I thought it could require an unnecessary amount of work, and allways
opted for a less perfectionist method.

I’m talking about a method to retrieve data in Pages, then browse it in a ListView
transparently for the user.

Lazarus 0.9.26 released

The changes in this release are as follows:
The LCL now uses Unicode strings encoded as UTF-8 on all platforms.
Lazarus now runs natively under Mac OS X using the “Carbon” widget
set. The LCL internal graphic system was rewritten for more
consistency, more flexibility, better Delphi compatibility, icon
support, and native image lists. The IDE designer now allows you to
connect form components, like databases on TDataModule.

Lazarus can be used with Firebird and there are many components to choose UIB, Zeos , FbLib , PDO

Lazarus 0.9.26 release preparation

The list of open issues for Lazarus 0.9.26 is getting smaller by the day. Most are fixed. Some are re-targeted to 0.9.28, if we estimate it takes too long fix them now. Some are re-targeted to 1.0.0, if closer inspection turns out the bug is not a regression.

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