Looking for feedback on Delphi 2006 performance

Since I’ve had trouble convincing Mark Edington to start a blog I figured I’d
get his post to the Delphi.ide.general
out here for him.

Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 15:19:47 -0800
From: “Mark Edington
Subject: Delphi 2006 Performance Feedback

We have made quite a few improvements in the performance of the IDE for
Delphi 2006. Many common operations are noticeably faster than in Delphi 2005
but there are probably still areas where folks would like to see additional
improvements (myself included).

We have been talking quite a bit about improving quality in Delphi and while
I would like to think we have made great strides in Delphi 2006 we do recognize
that for us achieving higher quality levels will be a journey and not a

So, in that spirit, I am soliciting feedback on *specific* operations (such
as opening a file or switching from code editor to form designer) that people
perceive as being sluggish or noticeably slower than in Delphi 7 and previous

If you have Delphi 2006 and have had some time to work with it I would love
to hear your “top 3” or “top 5” or even “top 10” things you want to see made
faster in the IDE.

If you have comments regarding the IDE startup time you might want to hang on
to those for a little while. We have improved it quite a bit but there are
definitely more gains to be made in that area and we will be looking into that.
I’ll probably solicit feedback on that specific topic at some point in the near
future. For the purposes of this thread I would like to get feedback on
everything *besides* startup times.

I would prefer to keep the discussion here in the forum, but if for some
reason you have some valuable feedback and do not want to post it here you are
welcome to email me. You will need to substitute a certain company name for the
placeholder in my reply-to address (all you smart people here would have figured
that out anyway though, right? :0)

Mark Edington
Delphi Quality
Borland Software Corporation

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