Sorry.  Didn't mean to insult. Of course Belgium.

Is there even a future for Delphi?  Everything seems to be .NET oriented
with the resulting code bloat.  Even interfacing to .NET created .DLL is
becoming harder.  

John


> -----Original Message-----
> From: TWSocket [mailto:twsocket-boun...@lists.elists.org] On Behalf Of
> François Piette
> Sent: March-28-16 12:42 AM
> To: 'ICS support mailing'
> Subject: Re: [twsocket] Android version of ICS?
> 
> 
> > Years ago, (could be decades now) I sent my postcard to France and tried
> to use ICS.
> 
> Actually you sent your postcard to Belgium :-)
> 
> > none of my clients care or expressly do not want their application
running
> on a tablet or phone.
> 
> I started to port TWSocket to Android, thinking that some of my client
would
> want some stuff ported to a tablet or a smartphone. None asked that. ICS
> has
> always been a "side effect" of my own business. I never had and won't
> probably never have no money to develop ICS as a product. This means I
will
> delay ICS for Android until I get a business large enough to fund ICS for
> Android without impairing the business budget too much...
> 
> Today I hope that IoT will open the business in which ICS would find a
> better place. IoT is full of communication so ICS should have his place.
> 
> 
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> 
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : TWSocket [mailto:twsocket-boun...@lists.elists.org] De la part de
John
> Dammeyer
> Envoyé : lundi 28 mars 2016 07:05
> À : 'ICS support mailing'
> Objet : Re: [twsocket] Android version of ICS?
> 
> I must admit I'm a little confused and not just about ICS.  Years ago,
> (could be decades now) I sent my postcard to France and tried to use ICS.
> Yet over the years my Delphi projects tend to be menu's and buttons that
> interface through USB Serial or CAN bus with 8 bit characters or bytes.
> Even now when I need to update an old project I have to go through the
> headache of changing chars and strings.
> 
> I've stopped at XE7.  A valiant effort in hopes to be able to perhaps
write
> a program that was transferable to ipads or iphones or androids.  Alas,
I'm
> still just writing windows programs and none of my clients care or
expressly
> do not want their application running on a tablet or phone.
> 
> I do have an application that sends out DMX512A light show UDP packets
> using
> IdUDPClient.  I don't even remember why I used that library.  Why would I
> use ICS instead?
> 
> Yet, the IoT is interesting.  A simple application that interacts with my
> new Raspberry Pi or Beagle Bone Black with Wifi dongle is appealing.   One
> that is portable so my iPhone or Windows Laptop can send a message to the
> Beagle to control a couple of outputs  to turn on lights or send CAN
message
> to my network of surplus Olympic Rings lights.
> 
> So where would I start?  Why would I use the twsocket family now?
> 
> Thanks
> John Dammeyer
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: TWSocket [mailto:twsocket-boun...@lists.elists.org] On Behalf Of
> > Angus Robertson - Magenta Systems Ltd
> > Sent: March-27-16 10:51 AM
> > To: twsocket@lists.elists.org
> > Subject: Re: [twsocket] Android version of ICS?
> >
> >
> > > I know you guys are probably very busy, but I need to ask.
> > > Is there any progress in an android version of ICS?
> > > I'm fully into Firemonkey making an Android App but the Indy
> > > component is very difficult to work with (for me anyway) Would it be
> > > possible to give an update on the status (if any?)
> >
> > Sorry, there is no Android progress.
> >
> > No-one has volunteered the hundreds of hours it would take, no-one has
> > offered to pay for the development needed.  We did ask Embarcadero but
> > they seem content with Indy (which I assume they make a financial
> > contribution towards).
> >
> > The only positive news is the latest Delphi roadmap mentions the next
> > release 10.1 Big Ben will include 8-bit UTF8 strings in mobile, where
> > currently ICS would need it's own 8-bit implementation (which was
> > started).  This will simplify sharing code between platforms.
> >
> > Angus
> >
> >
> >
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