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Single message by Martin Wynne       Topic: OpenTemplot - where next?
Posted: 14 Sep 2019 17:46
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Martin Wynne
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John Clutterbuck wrote: Hi Martin,

Helping move Templot2 to the latest supported Delphi platform would certainly be something I would like to help with, but it will have to wait for my retirement in a year or so. I fully understand your issues with data types and storage having had to back in the 70s write everything (databases, screen drivers and plotter drivers, etc.) for 2 & 3d seismic mapping software. This was used by most major oil companies around the world as well as the UK Dept. of Energy and BGS.

Today I would recommend moving to JSON for file based storage, settings, etc.
Hi John,

I have now installed the Delphi Community Edition and tried opening Templot2 in it. Needless to say there is a pageful of errors and warnings to work through. That will have to wait for now.

It's the full complex Delphi Studio interface -- I can't see TemplotMEC users preferring that to Lazarus. Also the licence is free now but has to be renewed annually -- there is no guarantee that it will always be free, Embarcadero are clearly using it as a loss-leader with nags about upgrading to the full versions.

I was also a bit surprised that I had to override the dpi-aware setting manually to get a crisp display.   

I prefer XML to JSON. I can't cope with untyped languages -- javascript drives me nuts trying to second-guess whether I'm dealing with a string, an integer, floating-point or whatever, and getting the quoting right. Also being case-sensitive is a real pain.



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