Embarcadero has made available the Community Edition license for the most recent 10.4 release of Delphi and C++Builder. This is a free edition for students, hobbyist and startups.
As announced yesterday with the blog post Delphi & C++Builder FREE Community Editions Updated to Version 10.4.2 Are Now Available, Embarcadero has moved the free CE license of its two IDEs, Delphi and C++Builder, to the last version of the product, 10.4 Sydney. The Community Edition is a free edition for non-professional developers (read the FAQ or the EULA for more information) and anyone who wants to start using one of the two products to learn them.
Being a complete product aligned to the Professional Edition of Delphi or C++Builder, it allows building applications for desktop (Windows and also macOS for Delphi) and mobile (Android and iOS). The CE edition includes both the VCL and the FMX UI libraries, but also the core RTL and database libraries, web technologies and more.
If you are interested, you can download 10.4 CE and also sign up for the “summer camp” to learn more about the technology of these CE editions and other Embarcadero tools:
I’ve very happy we are making the 10.4 version of Delphi and C++Builder available as a free Community Edition tools, as I’m certain a lot of people will leverage the opportunity to learn about our technology, both in terms of programming languages and libraries. If you are new to it, Delphi is a lot of fun to learn and a very powerful natively compiled language, worth having a deep look.
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It doesn’t appear that the Konopka Signature Controls 7 are available in GETIT for the 10.4.2 CE edition. Is that an intentional omission?
Konopka Signature Controls are available only for customers with an active subscription, and therefore they are excluded for CE users, given there is no subscription element.
Is it also possible to buy and install the TMS FNC UI components with a CE license or is a professional license required?
You can generally install 3rd party components in CE
Hi, is DBE available for CE users?
Why would you want to use BDE? Unless you have an ancient application to port — in which case I’d recommend a professional license.
Because I’ve an old application witch are not maintained (ported to unicode with XE8 but it’s not installed since years) but I like to be able to debug them some times for nostalgia, and there are some open sources applications that still use BDE on http://codes-sources.commentcamarche.net, not intend to port them but they have some ideas.
Ok, that does make sense, but BDE was deprecated now over 10 years ago, and it is not a product feature. We provide a download option for active customers, as a fallback, but highly recommend to migrate. It is also increasingly difficult to make it work on Windows, given it is 32 bit and not UAC compliant.
Thanks for your feed back
Any idea why code completion/context tooltips don’t work in C++ builder? It only works when the classic compiler is enabled in project settings. This is just an empty VCL application project.
Will be fast report embarcadero edition available in 10.4? Used in 10.3 but can’t find it in get it packages in 10.4
I couldn’t see that edition available for 10.42 CE.
Delphi 10.4 is listed on Fast Report’s Embarcadero Edition site here: https://www.fast-report.com/en/fastreport-embarcadero-edition/ but since it says “registered users” I’m not entirely certain if they extend that to CE users.
Hi, How to painless upgrade from 10.2 Starter ED to 10.4 Community ED?
Just filll form for CE with old login/pass and run the ESD installer? Any advices welcomed. Thank you.
The 10.2 starter edition and the 10.4 CE are completely different product SKUs – you would need to reinstall any appropriate third-party controls for 10.42. Once you’ve done that you should find you can open any projects from the 10.2 starter edition and then will be upgraded to the 10.4 version. I’ve always found going from older 10.x versions to 10.42 relatively easy. If you find you need some of the more advanced features or your use of the CE is not compatible with the license conditions then you could download a trial version of 10.42 commercial edition but note that it cannot exist on the same machine as the 10.42 CE version.
I have mailed embarcadero already…below is my problem..
I have 10.3.3 cpp community edition with a delphi generated grahics32 package ..
i wanted to check if 10.4 works with graphics32.I got trial for sydeney ..installed it but it installs only cpp.How do i get it to install 10.4.2 delphi personalty?. the seup key says i can install both.
i dont want to lose my working setup of cpp 10.3.3 community edition.
I show you being listed as delphi product manager..so help me out for embarcadero.
There is a dedicated Embarcadero support stream for installation support (which is kind of what you’re describing). Go to the following link and click on the “registration and support” button: https://www.embarcadero.com/support