Speed is all. That’s what this release is all about. I have revived DelphiSpeedUp to fix something in Delphi 7 that had cost me a lot of time each day. The F7 key (step into) became a “don’t press it if you don’t want to get a cup of coffee” key. And I decided that it was time that this slow code (100% CPU usage for minutes) had to go away. The result is the new DelphiSpeedUp 2.8 version. And because the bug is also present in Delphi 6, 2005, 2006 and 2007 I enabled the patch to support them, too. (Sorry Delphi 5 users, but I can’t support you anymore)
And because some reported that they experienced slow debuggering also in the newer IDEs (Delphi 2009, 2010) I added the DelphiSpeedUp patch to the IDE Fix Pack 2.8. But I didn’t stop there. I also changed the update mechanism for the call stack and the local variables view. They are now updated less frequently. Now you can keep the F7/F8 key pressed and literally run through the code. This is especially visible if you are in the CPU view (what I am very often when I work on my plugins).
DelphiSpeedUp 2.8 (Delphi 5-2007)
IDE Fix Pack 2.8 (Delphi 2007-2010)