[DUG] Lockbox Update

Todd Martin todd.martin.nz at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 13:29:53 NZST 2018

Hi everyone

It's good to see Embarcadero possibly breathing some life back into Delphi
with the release of its free Community edition.

In case anyone is interested; some months ago I made some changes to
Lockbox2 which were finally merged into Github this week.
I hope the updated code will soon make its way to Sourceforge as well.

Lockbox2 was originally a pre-unicode solution which was later modified
with DoSomethingA(ansistring) and DoSomethingW(widestring) methods in a
similar fashion to the Windows API. I reverted the code to the original
DoSomething(string) methods by utilising rawbytestring parameters and UTF8
internally, so that it now works across all versions of Delphi pre/post
unicode (back to Delphi5) and Lazarus/FPC. The only thing lacking now for
all modern uses is a SHA-2 hashing algorithm.

So if you're a fan of Lockbox check it out!

Note: Lockbox3 also exists, but it only supports Delphi >= 2010 in a manner
which is not backwards compatible with pre-unicode Delphi. It also does not
compile with Lazarus/FPC.

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