This update fixes the dangling console windows. It also has some minor tweaks to the Build Output window. Go download.
These updates add support for the newly released Embarcadero RAD Studio 10 Seattle. Version 6.42.3 also fixes a bug that caused sporadic crashes, and version 6.34.7 fixes a problem building CoolPrj with Visual Studio 2015.
The OWLNext library naming convention has been updated. The compiler version number used within the library name is now based on the true version number of the compiler. For example, "owl-6.42-b710-x86-t.lib" is compiled by BCC32 version 7.10 (
__BORLANDC__ == 0x710). Also, we now use prefix "c" to denote the Clang-based compilers from Embarcadero (BCC32C, BCC64). For example, "owl-6.42-c710-x86-t.lib" is compiled by the new 32-bit compiler BCC32C, and "owl-6.42-c710-x64-t.lib" is compiled by BCC64. The prefix and version number used for older compilers remain unchanged.... read more
OWLMaker Build 3183 is now available for download.
This update is a thorough overhaul of OWLMaker, adding support for 64-bit C++Builder XE8. OWLMaker now has a separate 64-bit toolset selection for XE8. This toolset can drive the MSBuild project files (*.cbproj) found at "source/<module>/CBXE3" in OWLNext 6.40 and later. This allows you to build 64-bit static debug and release variants of OWLNext using C++Builder or RAD Studio XE8.... [read more](/p/owlnext/news/2015/05/owlmaker-build-3183-update/)
OWLNext 6.42 is now stable! This release adds support for Visual Studio 2015 and corrects numerous 64-bit truncation bugs that were highlighted by the new compiler. Version 6.42 also adds support for 64-bit OWL5_COMPAT mode. This mode was previously not robust due to truncation issues with the OWL 5 function signatures for TWindow::PerformCreate and TDialog::DialogFunction. See [r3141]. If you use OWL5_COMPAT mode, and you override these functions, you will have to adapt your code.... read more
This minor update adds support for C++Builder XE8 in OWLNext 6.34.
We thank Régis St-Gelais for his contribution to this release. We have recently added many developers to the project. If you want to join the project, let us know. See [discussion:c8848884].... read more
Version 6.42.0 Beta adds support for Visual Studio 2015 and corrects a few 64-bit truncation bugs that were highlighted by the new compiler.
Please test and give feedback in our forums.... read more
Mainly, these releases correct bugs. Version 6.41 also adds a few enhancements to TListViewCtrl.
This update adds support for the new C++Builder XE8 and corrects a few bugs.
We thank Olaf Schumann and Igor Epatko for their contributions to this release. We have recently added many developers to the project. If you want to join the project, let us know. See [discussion:c8848884].... read more
After spending nearly 6 months in beta-testing mode, since the release of 6.40.0 Beta late June, we now declare OWLNext 6.40 stable with the release of update 6.40.5. We hope 6.40 now will be adopted and work reliably for all of you that want the latest and greatest the OWLNext project has to offer.
The big ticket feature in 6.40 is, of course, the new support for 64-bit compilation. We have tested 64-bit builds with both the latest Visual Studio Community 2013 edition, as well as the latest C++Builder XE7 (BCC64). The results look good. Both of these compilers build and run OWLNext and OWLNext examples cleanly at the default warning level. And while there are some warts in the 32-bit C++Builder compiler (BCC32), full 32-bit compatibility has been retained. In fact, for the first time, BCC32 builds the OWLNext core with no warnings.... read more
Registered developers now have permission to change tickets (bugs and feature requests), e.g. take ownership, edit labels, set milestone, modify the description, etc. For open tickets, see our trackers.
So, if you want to take on one of the open issues and contribute a solution, go ahead!
See forum [discussion:c8848884].
This update fixes regressions in 6.40.3 and other remaining issues, most importantly problems with dysfunctional dispatchers and BCC32 compiler failures. OWLNext 6.40 now compiles cleanly with both BCC32 and BCC64 (C++Builder XE7), as well as the latest Visual C++ Community 2013 edition in 64-bit as well as 32-bit mode.
Versions 6.40.3 has been released:
Versions 6.40.2 and 6.34.2 have been released:
An update for OWLMaker has been uploaded. It primarily fixes a regression that causes Unicode build mode to fail [r2653]. It also overhauls the UI by making use of the system message font, and it ensures that images that are used in its dialogs and wizard pages are scaled properly with the system font setting. It also makes a few other minor changes. See [r2655].
Go to Files | tools to download.
Does your vital software product depend on OWLNext? Do you value the contributions made and want to see further development and maintenance of the project? You can now show your appreciation and support by making a donation.
We have just released a project template for Visual Studio 2012/2013 that might be useful to OWLNext users, especially for those who often create new small OWLNext applications, e.g. for testing.
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Version 6.40.1 has now been tagged in the source code repository:
As planned, OWLNext 6.40 Beta has now been released:
SourceForge recently retired the Hosted Apps feature, and consequently our old MediaWiki setup was no longer functional. We have now migrated the contents to the Allura wiki tool, which is now up and running. Corrections and clean-up are underway. Let us know if you find issues and errors.
Also, after the retirement of our old wiki, the documentation links in OWLMaker no longer worked properly. Instead of showing the OWLMaker documentation page, the browser would only show the main OWLNext project page. This has now been corrected. The documentation links now point to the OWLMaker page on our new wiki. Build 2580 of OWLMaker includes this correction and is available for download in our Files section.... read more
Owlet, an experimental branch for implementing and testing features proposed for version 7, has been uploaded to the OWLNext code repository at "branches/owlet". If you are interested in having a look, please do, and provide any feedback on our discussion forum.
For more information, see Roadmap | Owlet.
The online OWLNext documentation has been updated, and it now reflects the latest changes on the upcoming 6.40 release branch. It has a refreshed look, similar to the SourceForge project site design, and now also includes a browser pane and a search engine, making it convenient as a quick reference.
Offline HTML Help versions for 6.40 and 6.34 are also available for download in the Files section.
A maintenance update for OWLNext 6.34 is now available:
In preparation for release, OWLNext 6.40 now has got its own branch:
OWLNext 6.40 is our first version with official support for 64-bit executables, and it is now near feature-complete. Only Visual Studio 2010/2012/2013 is so far supported for 64-bit compilation, but support for BCC64 in the C++Builder XE series is upcoming.... read more