Set strings for the package library filename’s prefix, suffix and version
Define the use of the package (designtime, runtime or both)
Specify how the package is built (rebuild as needed or explicit rebuild)
In previous versions (version 10.3 and earlier) of C++Builder and Delphi developers building packages needed to manually set their package’s library suffix setting. The DocWiki “What’s new in version 10.4.1” mentions a new IDE projects option for setting the library suffix:
“Package AUTO libsuffix: packages can now have an automatic version suffix, instead of manually updating and specifying the right version suffix with each new release. (The compiler quietly supported this in 10.4, but full support for the feature in the IDE and package project settings is introduced in 10.4.1.)”
While you can still set a string for the library filename suffix, selecting the new ComboBox choice, “$(Auto)”, allows the compiler to set the suffix to match the package build version used by the compiler. For each target build (debug and release) and OS platform the resulting package filename follows a pattern:
Win32 and Win64: <prefix>Package1<suffix>.<version>.bpl
macOS and iOS: <prefix>Package1<suffix>.<version>.dylib
Creating and building a package with Delphi and C++Builder version 10.4.1, choosing the $Auto option for the suffix and setting other Description page settings results in a filename like the test package project images shown below.
C++Builder Product Page – Native Apps that Perform. Build Windows C++ Apps 10x Faster with Less Code C++Builder Product Editions – C++Builder is available in four editions – Professional, Enterprise, Architect and Community (free). C++Builder is also available as part of the RAD Studio development suite.
C++ developers often ask about ISO C++ language support in releases of Embarcadero C++Builder. This post includes links and information about the C++ compilers, Dinkumware Standard C++ libraries and Boost libraries that are included in C++Builder 10.4 Sydney Release 1.
David Millington, Product Manager for C++Builder keeps the Embarcadero C++Builder information updated on the C++ Reference compiler support page. On this page you can look at the different ISO C++ language releases to see what many compilers support in their compiler releases.
Dinkumware Standard Library
The Dinkumware Standard C++ Library is the implementation of the C++ Standard Library that C++Builder uses for applications on the 32-bit Windows, 64-bit Windows and macOS target platforms.
The libraries include containers such as vectors, lists, sets, maps, and bitsets. Dinkumware also includes algorithms for common operations, such as sorting a container or searching inside a container.
Dinkumware version 8.03a is available specifically for C++ application development on target platforms that support the Clang enhanced compilers. Dinkumware version 5.01 is provided to support the classic C++ compiler.
C++Builder Product Editions – C++Builder is available in four editions – Professional, Enterprise, Architect and Community (free). C++Builder is also available as part of the RAD Studio development suite.
Desktop First UX Summit – Sept 16th & 17th, 2020
The FREE Desktop First UX Summit is your chance to learn from the best UI and UX industry experts and practitioners and take your desktop applications to the next level.
Move beyond the Mobile-First design of just stretching a small UI to fill a desktop screen. Learn how to take the most advantage of the most powerful platform and make your users more productive. Sponsored by Embarcadero’s RAD Studio 10.4 Sydney.
Here are the first two of many talks being given at the Desktop First UX Summit: