About LachlanG

Delphi developer, member of ADUG and webmaster of The TIndex website.

The XE5 Android device compatibility survey

According to Wikipedia there are 11868 different types of Android device in use today. Embarcadero is never going to have the resources to test against more than a tiny fraction. The only practical way of approaching the problem is to crowd source it.

This survey, which requires you to install the free SysCheck app on your device before you start, is a first attempt at doing just that. It’s for anyone with access to any Android device, not just those who own XE5. Continue reading

XE3 Pro EULA changes and MVPs

So I was made an Embarcadero MVP about two weeks ago, an achievement I’m quite proud of. It was, I believe, largely for my work on the TIndex and my off-line ADUG activities more so than my blog entries here.

Meanwhile everyone’s favourite grumpy old uncle (well he reminds me of a grumpy old uncle anyway) has made a few comments here and there about the impartiality of the new MVPs. Come on Uncle Jolyon, can’t we MVPs have the benefit of the doubt for a few weeks at least. Continue reading

Highlights of the Sydney XE3 event

So I live G+ed my way through the whole Sydney ADUG event. Quite tiring really, trying to focus on what was being said and simultaneously summarise it for 4 hours.

Here’s a few of my highs and lows of the morning. Take all of this with a grain of salt though. It was a whirlwind morning and it’s highly likely I’ve misunderstood or mispresented at least one or two things. Continue reading