Delphi 5 integrated debugger gone
Posted on 2007-11-21
I recently installed Delphi 6 for the first time on my PC, which had Delphi 5, 4, 3, and Delphi 1 installed on it. Delphi 5 has always been a pain in the @!@ when it came to integrated debugging. Half the time D5 would spit out a message regarding a Borland debug .DLL and would leave the project's EXE stuck in memory, unable to be terminated. So when I found a copy of Delphi 6 recently, I thought to myself that it's time to give D5 the heave-ho. But now, with D6 installed, every time I start D6 or D5, I get a message warning me 'You Just in Time Debugger is currently set to 'c:\program files\borland\delphi5\bin\bordbg50.exe' -aeargs %ld %ld'. In order for JIT Debugging feature to work correctly, it needs to be changed to..."
If I answer YES, then I get a variant of this message when I load Delphi 5. Then when I answer YES when loading D5, I will then get the message the next time I load D6. And on, and on. Obviously Delphi can't keep their versions and debugger settings straight and isolated from each other. Getting fed up with the messages, I ended up 'ticking' the "don't ask me again" option when loading Delphi 5, and I answered "NO" to the prompt about changing the debugger. Problem is, now, I can't line by line debug in Delphi 5. When I compile my code in Delphi 5, I no longer get those tiny dots in the left margin of the IDE. And yes, the "Integrated debugger" check mark is ON in the Debug options menu.
How do I get back my Delphi 5 IDE debugging?
And isn't there a way to have D5 and D6 live together in harmony without going through the silly prompt every time I load each?