Embarcadero have just published a new developer tools road map.
The actual road map can be viewed by clicking here
There is a blog offering more information about the proposals, by Marco Cantu and David Millington available by clicking here.
The great news is that C++ 64 bit for Android is still up there, albeit a tantalising way off yet…..
The improvements to the IDE, C++ debugging and additional VCL controls also sound great !
Embarcadero have just released the first major upgrade to RAD Studio version 10.4, namely 10.4.1.
Details of the improvements 10.4.1 offers can be found by clicking here
A summary of the major features introduced by 10.4 (compared with 10.3) can be found by clicking here
There has been much publicity on the excellent Embarcadero community pages about the recent announcement that Embarcadero are not going to deliver on the previously publicised road map deadline of Android 64bit C++ support by Autumn 2020.
The announcement of this change of policy was made by David Millington at
Developers looking for good VCL Windows 64 bit development will be pleased by the news that this is the area Embarcadero are focusing on.
The road map said RAD Studio version 10.4 would be ready “Early 2020”. That seems to have slipped a bit but this new release contains some significant additional features.
It’s coming soon !
Embarcadero have updated their road map to include Android 64 bit support for their C++ users. It is listed under “version 10.4.x – mid 2020”.
My last posting (22nd July 2019) suggested a short term work around for current C++ Android developers.
There has also been a 12 month extension granted by Android for Embarcadero C++ developers who have already got applications on the Google play store (this does not apply to new applications). Details are given here
Additional information is available here
This is good news for existing developers.
But the really good news is the appearance of the C++ for Android 64 bit in the road map. Embarcadero always restate that the road map is not binding but the reappearance of this product goal is an indication that they have realised this is an essential part of the C++ tool chain and it’s availability is vital to the survival of Embarcadero C++.
Go to the roadmap (as updated August 2019) by clicking here
As in my posting of Posted on 29th May 2019 it seems that Embarcadero have dropped the ability to compile for 64bit Android from the road map completely.
This seems disastrous for all C++ Android / Firemonkey developers.
One of the big names in Embarcadero C++ programming is Remy Lebeau.
He has offered a work around for C++ Android / Firemonkey developers at the following link.
How to get Android 32 bit apps onto google play store
It’s worth pointing out that this is only a short term solution and every C++ Android / Firemonkey developer should still be doing their best to pressurise Embarcadero to reconsider their decision.
The latest road map for Embarcadero RAD Studio, C++ Builder and Delphi is now available at the link below.
Multi-device Delphi users will be impressed with soon-to-be-with-us options and multi-device C++ users may be less impressed with the failure of the C++ side of multi-device development failing to keep up…..
It’s an interesting read, here’s the link.
Embarcadero Road Map (May 2019)
Embarcadero continue to add innovative features to their RAD Studio (C++ Builder and Delphi) product. They have just released an updated product road map which shows their plans for the rest of 2018 and the start of 2019.
The introduction of C++ 17 support and the improved support for high DPI screens are two of the many features mentioned.
For full details of the road map go to
Road map (Aug 2018)
For convenience we reproduce a copy of the road map here:
Embarcadero have just updated their published road map
As usual C++ development follows hot on the heels of the latest Delphi enhancements and, as usual, you feel “as soon as we have that, it will be really good product” !
There are lots of exciting things to come, take a look: