Component Pascal Collection

Helmut Zinn

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

  1. Is BlackBox.exe a Virus?
  2. What is the difference between the CPC BlackBox and the Center BlackBox?
  3. Can I use my subsystems from BlackBox 1.6 with BlackBox 1.7?

1.

Is BlackBox.exe a Virus?

Of course, it is not a virus. Since April 2017 I have trouble with false positive virus alert by some virus scanner.

On the website VirusTotal I uploaded the file BlackBox.exe and analyse it with over 60 antivirus scanners. Here there is the result of this check https://virustotal.com/de/file/.../analysis/. Every red line is a false positive detection.

I fill out a lot of web forms and wrote many e-mails with subject false positive to the antivirus vendors. Some vendors do and some don't change their signature. Here is a list of the antivirus software vendors. Maybe it helps us a lot when you write to them an e-mail or fill out their web forms.

2.

What is the difference between the CPC BlackBox and the Center BlackBox?

Since 2013 I collect all changes and corrections about BlackBox. A lot of them insert into the Center Editions with their improvements. The improvements from the Center I add back to the CPC editions. It is a long iteration cycle.

Some changes I need for the CPC save-sets immediately and can't wait until the Center releases the new version. The current Cpc Edition already has the necessary changes. That is the reason why CPC edition exists.

There are a lot of changes so I do not count 1.7.1, 1.7.2 and so on. I insert the release year and month into the number (like Linux) e.g.

   1.7.1612 means version December 2016
   1.7.1704 means version April 2017
   1.7.1707 means version July 2017

and so on.

The Center Edition 1.7 is equal to Cpc Edition 1.7.1610

Known differences:
I didn't delete the Module StdLogos and left the logos in the documentations.
In the About-Dialog you can see which version of BlackBox you have and there are the links to the websites.
Unknown differences are open points for discussion.

3.

Can I use my subsystems from BlackBox 1.6 with BlackBox 1.7?

Yes, you can. But they are not object compatible. The best practice is to delete all Sym and Code files and recompile your subsystem. Otherwise you may get errors which are hard to find.

By the way BlackBox 1.7 has a new command called "DevCompiler.CompileSubs" which compiles a whole subsystem. For example the command "(!)DevCompiler.CompileSubs Com Comm Ctl Dev Form Host Obx Ole Sql Std System Text Win Xhtml ~" compiles the complete BlackBox program.

 

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Last Updated 18th August 2017