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Report #:  1496   Status: Withdrawn
Contain DCUs in design time packages
Project:  Delphi Build #:  0
Version:    6.0 Submitted By:   Ritsaert Hornstra
Report Type:  New Feature Request Date Reported:  6/12/2002 11:45:54 PM
Severity:    Extreme corner case Last Updated: 5/2/2003 12:58:35 PM
Platform:    All platforms Internal Tracking #:  
Resolution: None  Resolved in Build: : None
Duplicate of:  None
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When distributing precompiled packages you also need to distribute the DCU's along with it. Is it possible to 'stuff' the DCU's into the resource section of the package? It has the following Pros:

- This will clear up the $(DELPI)/lib directory considerably
- When a package is developen in another directory, the library path does not need extension (only for the sourcecode if needed).

A design time Package should not only contain the dcu's of itself but also the dcu's of the runtime packages it "opens".
Steps to Reproduce:

Joe White at 6/13/2002 8:20:53 AM -
> When distributing precompiled packages you also
> need to distribute the DCU's along with it.

I don't think that's true.  You should be able to distribute just packagename.bpl and packagename.dcp.  (The .dcp file includes the interface-section information from all of the units in the package - it should be able to replace all of the individual .dcus, as long as the end application is compiled using packages.)

Actually, if you're distributing a pure design-time package (i.e., your code is only used at design time, and won't be linked into any EXEs created by your end-users), you can just distribute the .bpl.

Apply the usual caveats about distributing .dcu code instead of source (i.e., not compatible across Delphi versions).

Ritsaert Hornstra at 6/20/2002 1:35:55 AM -
What I was referring to was in fact a DCP file!
After testing/ reading the help file for a while I got it right.
So the feature already exists

Sebastian Modersohn at 6/22/2002 8:09:15 AM -
If the requested feature does already exist, then please withdraw your report.

Registered User at 6/13/2002 8:42:07 AM -
I think you're right.

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