Following the beta testing period and some blog post pre-announcing some of the key features (see also my blog), yesterday Embarcadero officially released RAD Studio 10.4 Sydney, which includes Delphi 10.4.
There are many new features in the product. For Delphi developers the key are:
There is way more in the product, this is just my personal take of the top 3 areas we worked on. Extensive bug fixing is another key element of 10.4, with one of the highest number of public reported bug fixed in a release. And the return of a very nice classic Delphi Greek helmet logo!
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@Mariusz I left 10.3.3 installed and installed a fresh 10.4, I just went to the GetIT Manager to install KSVC and it does not show in the list to install. I do not use Abbrevia 10.x or OnGuard myself but checked and Abbrevia 10.6 is and OnGuard for VCL 1.4 are both available. So Embarcadero where is KSVC?
The Community Edition is and remains available, only with some delay in time compared to paid versions. This is what many companies do, and it does seem so outrageous. Visual Studio is not free, it has a free Community Edition.
Posting issues here is far form useful. We have most of this issues tracked in Quality Portal and some are going to be addressed soon with a hotfix. But logging here implies no tracking will be done.
FYI: Codesite install failed without fixing this..
--- the onCellDblClick Event is not running
--- The return key is not working when a property is chosen. You have to choose with the mouse. --- is this a BUG or will it always be like this?my Answer:Unfortunatelly, RAD Studio 10.4 SADness is a "antequam nascantur morientium"
Product version does not match the version indicated in the registry "ProductVersion" value
Translation Tools - fonts displayed fuzzy and/or incorrectly.
Deployment screen stay all black in RAD 10.4
The Konopka KSVC 6.2.x, Abbrevia 10.x and OnGuard for VCL are absolutely necessary and critically important for my Delphi projects. How can I find out if they are already available from Delphi 10.4 GetIt Manager without installing it ? I don't want to go through hours and hours of installing and then uninstalling the new version 10.4. Can this component availability be clearly advised by the Embarcadero Team please.
The Konopka KSVC 6.2.x, Abbrevia 10.x and OnGuard for VCL are absolutely necessary and critically important for my Delphi projects. How can I find out if they are already available from Delphi 10.4 GetIt Manager without installing it ?
Changing color works during runtime, it does not in designer - maybe it is intentional?
(DX) Data Snap client for Android (32/64) made in 10.3.3 worked seamlessly, now with 10.4 (with IDE patch 1) I get "unable to load midas due to missing code page conversion library" error at run time. same client compiled for Windows (32/64) functions properly
Remember when every man and his dog was using Turbo Pascal and Turbo C++, because they represented perhaps the lowest barrier of entry to almost anything on the market. They were affordable, easy to use, and extremely functional. Why can't we have entry level versions of Delphi and C++ Builder, priced such that students, hobbiests and part time developers can avail of the products? It seems Idera is reluctant to release 10.4 as a free Community Edition - and I can totally understand the reasons behind that. But why not increase their bottom line by releasing fully functional "Starter" type editions for $99 or even $199? Windows only, 32 bit and 64 bit with VCL support would be fine. All IDE/language functionality should be available (don't gimp the IDE). If you want to complete with free tools like Visual Studio, people need current releases and to feel like there is some future in the tools they're adopting. The continual change of tack by Embarcader/Idera (one day we have a Starter Edition, then it's the Community Edition, tomorrow maybe nothing.. who knows?!?) doesn't give people much confidence. Enterprise and big business will always be able to afford the Enterprise/Architect versions at whatever price, but even Professional in Australia is AU$2,235 for the first year. When I don't use 95% of the product, I'm not willing to pay 100% of the price being asked. Go back to the old days with a "Turbo" version that anyone can afford, and gradually you're going to build confidence in the developer base and increased market share.
Setting HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\21.0\Theme\FirstUse parameter to 1 helped me to recover
solution proved by user forum: change Registry key