The release of Delphi Community Edition is fantastic news for the Delphi language, the developer community, the partners, and the entire ecosystem. We hope it will help new developers (students, hobbyist, open source developers, and someone starting with mobile store publishing, among others) adopt Delphi for their Windows, Mac and mobile development. 

This new version is a big leap forward from the Starter edition, as it offers the full FireMonkey and FireUI multi-device development experience, plus a fully working IDE, basic database access, including even IBLite for mobile. 

Needless to say I've been involved in the process of making this happen, among many others in the company, and I'm very happy this is now a reality. If you are not a professional developer, enjoy it. If you are a professional developers, spread the work about Delphi Community Editions to other developers, students, schools, teachers, hobbyist, and anyone else who could be interested and help us grow the Delphi developers community.

Long live to Delphi!

PS. In the meantime we are also released a new build of Delphi 10.2.3, but if you already have 10.2.3 and have downloaded the various patches you won't need to update. Trying to minimize the uninstall/install annoyance when possible.

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  • This is great news! It should be a real boost for the greater Delphi community of volunteers and hobbyists that answer the questions on and develop the open source projects and components that have been essential to the success of Delphi over the years. I just hope it isn't too late to bring back the many people that have moved on to other platforms over the last 5-10 years due to the stratospheric increases in the annual "community membership fee" that Embarcadeo has been charging. Many thanks to everyone at Embarcadero that fought to make this happen.
  • This sound great! I particularly like that I'll be able to create apps for my Android 'phone. But given that I already have the Starter edition, I'm wondering if the Community Edition loses anything that the Starter edition has. one (small) loss seems to be the ISO and offline-installer, and then there's the one-year licence, which shouldn't be a problem if you can keep renewing it. Are there any other things lost in moving to the Community Edition?
  • For me personally it is a HUGE frustration: I just payed for a professional version 5-year subscription which I now could have gotten for free. I am using RadStudio most of the time for personal projects with a revenue of less than 500US$ / year