Hello Francois,

V5 is very stable. It stay existing, and support may not be dropped the
first time, but new users and new projects should start to use V6. So
this way it is not direct problem.

However I'm not 100% sure myself of what I say :)

Rgds, Wilfried [TeamICS]

Thursday, December 29, 2005, 10:41, Francois PIETTE wrote:

>> But I'm also not sure if this is good solution

> I'm still wondering.
> Renaming everything and cleaning up thing is of course very interesting for
> new users. But for existing users, it would require a lot of work converting
> their old code to the new versions. And that may be fatal to ICS: current
> user would not upgrade to new version because they have no time to do the
> changes required by the new version !
> All in all I wonder if it is not better to simply make V6 as compatible as
> possible with V5. That is dropping support for old compilers (this would
> make the source code much cleaner) and adding new features without breaking
> existing ones. If I do that, current ICS user would have no change at all
> or - if they use an old compiler - just upgrade to the current Delphi or
> CBuilder compiler (The old compilers would not compile new features using
> recent language construction).

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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Wilfried Mestdagh" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "ICS support mailing" <twsocket@elists.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 9:17 PM
> Subject: Re: [twsocket] ICS-V6 files and classes naming

>> Hello Francois,
>>> I wonder if I should also change all class names. For example rename
>>> TWSocket to TOverbyteIcsSocket or TIcsSocket. This way, ICS component
>>> would
>>> be clearly identified.
>> True.
>>> This of course would require a lot of changes in
>>> existing applications, including in dfm.
>> No the component users could have 2 sets of ICS installed, the old
>> generation and the new one.
>> But I'm also not sure if this is good solution, unless it is totally new
>> generation, like exclude all synchronious stuff, 1 hidden window (as
>> it is already), other stuff like in the past 10 years many properties
>> where add, could be it can be drastically simplified.
>> ---
>> Rgds, Wilfried [TeamICS]

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