Last week I had to start working with Delphi 7 again. And if you are already used to the speed of Delphi 2009 and 2010 the Delphi 7 IDE seems to be slower than expected. Especially if you have a large project and you want to pause the application or step into a function that is in a unit without debug information. With my old computer it could take more than 2 minutes until Delphi 7 responsed. So F7 (Step into) had to be used carefully. And pausing was replaced by pressing F12 (under XP) in the application.
Now that I must work with Delphi 7 again, I decided to spend my spare time to find a way to make those 2 tasks a lot faster. And the result is the new DelphiSpeedUp version 2.8. But because I don’t have all the Delphi versions installed anymore (only the command line compiler is “installed”) I need testers. I’ve tested Delphi 7 and 2007 myself (in a VM). But the tests for Delphi 6, 2005 and 2006 are missing. I don’t expect any failure because the compiler functions that I patch haven’t change that much (some offsets here and there).
Changes from version 2.78 to 2.8:
- Added: Improves “Step Into” speed, especially for large projects or projects with packages (Supported for Delphi 6-2007).
- Added: Replace Delphi Compiler LocalAlloc memory manager with the IDE’s memory manager (=>FastMM)
DelphiSpeedUpV28.zip (Delphi/C++Builder 5 – 2007)
DelphiSpeedUpV28D6.7z (Delphi/C++Builder 6)
DelphiSpeedUpV28D7.7z (Delphi 7)
DelphiSpeedUpV28D2005.7z (Delphi 2005)
DelphiSpeedUpV28D2006.7z (Delphi 2006)
DelphiSpeedUpV28D2007.7z (Delphi/C++Builder 2007)