As it turns out, simply importing all old 32-bit key values into the Wow6432Node isn’t the complete answer.
Just a short post to share something I learned the hard way today when moving a FinalBuilder installation from a 32-bit Windows server to a shiny new 64-bit Windows 2008 server on our even shinier new HyperV platform: The 64-bit registry can catch you out.
A quick post to let everyone know that Allen Bauer kindly answered my direct question in the Embarcadero forums asking for clarification of what “64-bit implementation” means in the XE “Pulsar” slide of the new Delphi roadmap.
Approximately 2 years ago I was present at a Delphi launch event here in Auckland. At that time the hot news was the release of Delphi 2007. But more significant than that (great) release was the recent publication after much SOX hoo-ing and haa-ing of a Delphi RoadMap.
Whilst it’s nice to see Delphi in the news again in a context other than the Borland firesale, an interview with Wayne Williams recently posted on The Register is something of a mixed bag when it comes to content. There is some confidence inspiring news but also disclosure of some rather puzzling priorities. Specifically: “Williams says cross-platform is now a higher priority than a 64-bit compiler”. The full interview is available here.
A roundup of that part of the Preview I saw of Tiburon – the next release of Delphi from CodeGear.