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delphi 10.4.2 can’t install yet becouse the serial number is not valid, i have tried at my new pc
We’re aware of this issue and we’re working to fix that now.
Thank you very much
I constantly get a message : “The most recent request was denied because it had an invalid security token. Please refresh the page and try again.”
Honestly that is probably an issue with the CAPTCHA not liking a cookie blocker in your browser. You might try a different web browser or disable the cookie blocker temporarily.
License Manager shows it to be a valid license; it’s just not recognized by Radstudio/Delphi.
can’t install yet becouse the serial number is not valid, i have tried at my new pc
There were some serial number issues but they should be resolved now.
Thank you so much dear Embarcadero for your kindness. It makes my students happy to learn Delphi and c++.Long live Embarcadero👍👍👍
Why the decision to no longer allow access to the Konopka Signature Controls in the 10.4.2 CE? I’ve been using those in the 10.3.3 CE version, so this the loss of a significant feature if there is no way to use them at all.
They are a premium feature and only available with the paid versions.
Given these limitations / differences (among other things FastReport, DCC32) will it be possible to continue using version 10.3 once the annual license has expired?
In practice, will it be possible to renew the 10.3 license or will we be “forced” to use version 10.4?
This could be a problem for updating applications written with these now missing options.
The CE license for 10.3, as stated during the sign-up and installation process, is for one year. You can obtain and use 10.4 before or during that period. I’ve not personally found any problems opening a 10.3 version project in 10.4 – they are automatically upgraded and work normally. The only difference might be that you’d need to install 10.4 versions of any 3rd party components that you’ve used which is usually pretty easy.
What problem were you anticipating? Perhaps we can help with some suggestions.
Have the same problem. 10.4 not have fastreport embarcadero edition (that was available in getit 10.3) so can’t compile the project of 10.3 that use it. Probably will need to renew 10.3 even if have already installed 10.4.Tnks
can’t install yet becouse the serial number is not valid
Yes sorry about that. Embarcadero are aware of the issue and are dealing with it right now.
Both the Delphi and the C++ 10.4.2 CE download links result in a download of RADStudio-1042-esd-4203.exe – could that be the problem?
The install is the same, but your serial number changes what is installed.
Just a note that JCL/JVCL will not install (even via Getit) because the requisite command line compiler is not available. Aside from that, many thanks Embarcadero for releasing 104.2 CE, and also a great move on the subscription licenses, which makes the product far more accessible to smaller developers.
Looks like the serial number issues continue. This article says “Update: The serial number issues were resolved” but I downloaded after that was added, 12 hours ago as of this post (~10AM UTC on 22 July), the installer accepted the serial number but as Brad said above license manager says it is good but C++Builder won’t start because it says it is not valid. I’ll check back periodically for more updates.
Thanks for letting us know. I’m sorry you’re having trouble. If it persists (and it should be fixed by now) please feel free to let us know through the normal channels or update us on this comment and we’ll look into getting you up and running.
Fixed Ian. Looks like it got confused with a previous license so I uninstalled and deleted all Emb folders and registry entries and the license files, reinstalled and it is working perfectly.
Just installed and all went fine, no issues. Thanks Embarcadero!
You say Delphi AND C++ and another time you say Delphi OR C++?
Yes sorry if we were not clear – the download is for either Delphi – OR – C++. They are in different places. They do essentially download the same package but the serial number you receive when you register will then enable EITHER Delphi or C++.
I downloaded and installed everything okay. I don’t want to sound ungrateful, but is it really necessary to display the “Community Edition EULA Reminder” multiple times every time I compile something? I think perhaps just once every time I start up the IDE would be more than sufficient.
Thanks for your comments. I’ll make sure these get passed on to the product management team.
I believe it only displays it the first few times, and then rarely after that.
How can I install the C++ Builder on Ubuntu after download?
RAD Studio is a Windows application. You would need to be running Windows inside a virtual machine on Ubuntu.
If you mean “how do I install paServer” which is the module that ‘speaks’ to Ubuntu and allows RAD Studio running on Windows to communicate with Ubuntu and build Linux apps then refer to this article: http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/Sydney/en/Installing_the_Platform_Assistant_on_Linux
I have a problem installing TMS VCL UI Pack from TMS Software.
I get the message “A trial version or starter edition of the EDI Delphi 10.4 Sydney has been detected. IDE trial or starter version do not support auto install of 3rd party components. Please perform a manual Install. See INSTALL.TXT.”.
TMS Software replied “The command line compiler is disabled in the community edition”.
Same problem as Roger D with JCL / JVCL components?
We did not have this problem under Delphi CE 10.3!
I have reloaded a disk image containing a Delphi CE 10.3 installation and when in a command prompt (CMD) I run DCC32 the program launches correctly.
Under Delphi CE 10.4 when I run DCC32 I get the message: “This version of the product does not support command line compiling”.
Why this restriction in version 10.4?
I guess this will be a problem with other component installations.
Yes, the Community Edition no longer includes the command-line compilers. Those are only available in the paid versions. You would need to follow the manual installation instructions provided.
Thank you for your reply ! I was able to finalize the installation by installing the different packages in the correct order as indicated in the instructions.
But I don’t understand why Embarcadero put this restriction which didn’t exist in v10.3?
In any case, it’s really a pleasure to be able to use this free version. Delphi is moving in the right direction. Continue like that !
The installer can not complete the installation. It reports stack overflow error. Randomly opens the IDE but does not have the required options to work. Seems there is a serious problem. Please advise.
That is odd. It usually works, so I’m guessing there may be something going odd on your system. Have you attempted any basic troubleshooting like restarting, closing other programs, disabling anti-virus, etc? What version of Windows are you running? (at least I assume you are running Windows). Did you look at the Installation requirements and instructions? http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/Sydney/en/Installation
My current version of Delphi is 10.3.3 CE .
I downloaded and tried to install RADStudio-1042-esd-4203.exe .
But it failed ; I got a window saying :
“Unsupportrd Windows Version
Your version of Windows is: Windows 10.0.19043 32-bit”
Windows run command winver says :
“Version 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1110)”
Is it true that Delphi 10.4.2 CE can’t be installed on a pc running Windows 21H1 32-bit ?
Not sure why you got that error message – Delphi 10.42 CE definitely works on Windows 10, including version 21H1.
I found out why , and to answer my own question : Yes , it is true .
On this page :
it says :
“Note: 32-bit versions of Windows are no longer supported as operating systems for installing RAD Studio 10.4 Sydney.”
OK , then I’ll try to install it on my Win10 21H1 64-bit desktop .
Hopefully with more success .
Problem installing jcl and jvcl (manually or by GetIt) message is “This version of the product does not support command line compiling.” …
How can I install jcl – jvcl on Delphi 10.4 CE ?
This is due to the lack of the command line compiler (DCC) in the Community Edition which is used by the JCL/JVCL automatic installer.
You need to follow these easy instructions to compile the units yourself from within the RAD Studio IDE: https://wiki.delphi-jedi.org/wiki/JCL_Installation#Manual_Installation
Hey, I checked all source in my project and find something. If I include “sqlite.c” into my project , the “Community Edition EULA Reminder” will be always displayed. SQLite version is 3.8.5.
Thanks for that Alex. I’ll see if I can reproduce this and, if I can, I’ll make sure it gets reported for someone to take a look at when they can.
Hi Can you assist I’ve recently installed Delphi 10.4 CE but my run functions including F9 are deactivated, and unresponsive
You need to contact the support center and they can help you with installation issues:
can’t install it using RADStudio-1042-esd-4203.exe, gives me that error on Platform Selection :
“Problem loading data
Error on loading data from the server
getit-104.embarcadero.com: Error sending data:
(12175) A security error occurred”
For installation support issues please go to this link and raise a support ticket:
Please I really appreciate for giving users a community edition. I was a core delphi developer almost 15 years ago and for one of my personal project I have installed the community edition. But sad I cant install the JVCL components as this edition doesn’t have the command line compiler. My request would be don’t give this compiler but see if you can provide some alternatives to install this component. Have googled so many pages and someone suggested install each component manually but i’m not sure how can that be done.
This link tells you how to manually install the JVCL components: https://github.com/project-jedi/jvcl/blob/master/tests/restructured/Install.txt
I just installed version 10.4 after my version 10.3 expired. Since 10.3 has expired, I am unable to create a migration file.
Version 10.4 installed successfully, but when I try to open any of the C++ vcl programs I had created with version 10.3 I get an exception error, access violation, “write of address 0x00000000” when it tries to load the first form, even before the constructor.
Is this because I was unable to run the migration tool? If so, is there any way to extract the migration from the expired version 10.3
Or am I just missing some setting in the IDE?
Run the 10.4 Migration tool. Select “export migration settings to a migration file”. Now, when you get to the next screen it will ask you which version you want to migrate settings *from”. Select 10.3 and it should work.
Here’s a screenshot of the RAD Studio 11 Alexandria migration tool in action – it will be similar for 10.3 and 10.4
As of today 26th May 2022, I get the following error when trying to download the C++ Builder Community Edition:
Unable to send license key due to technical problems, please try again later
I donwnloaded Delphi CE and it starts as C++ builder… but that is probably because on Platform selection I get a secutity error 12175. Any ideas? I’m on windows 7
Hi Filipe, error 12175 is a known Windows 7 error in connection with TLS – it affects other apps, not just RAD Studio. There has been some suggestion that the fix here from Microsoft will help: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/update-to-enable-tls-1-1-and-tls-1-2-as-default-secure-protocols-in-winhttp-in-windows-c4bd73d2-31d7-761e-0178-11268bb10392
If at all possible, you should upgrade to Windows 10 or 11 since Microsoft has set Windows 7 to EOL and no longer supports it. Read more about that here: https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2022/12/09/microsoft-edge-and-webview2-ending-support-for-windows-7-and-windows-8-8-1/
Good luck, I hope it helps.