Today is a very exciting day for our community. For many years, we've gotten requests from Delphi and C++Builder users that they'd love to see a Community Edition of Delphi and C++Builder.  
For the first time ever, we are launching a full featured Community Edition. It is a path for new developers to experience the amazing capabilities of Embarcadero’s developer tools and rediscover Delphi. Nothing comes close to the satisfaction of building an app with the UI tools that we deliver and the app will be scalable and robust. Not only is it great for new developers, but our existing community can look forward to the next generation of knowledgeable Delphi developers picking up the torch and furthering their legacy with new Delphi projects.
This is also true for C++Builder, since Community Edition provides a great entry point for C++ developers around the world to experience all that C++Builder has to offer, especially in terms of our multi-platform capabilities.  
We hope you share our excitement by spreading the word about Community Edition.
We believe our Community Editions will attract and nurture the next generation’s interest in software development while providing them with professional-level tooling.
Provided free of charge to our community of freelance developers, startups, students and non-profits, Delphi and C++Builder Community Edition provide a full featured IDE for building iOS, Android, Windows and macOS apps from a single Delphi or C++ codebase (with a limited, commercial use license).  
Community Edition includes a code editor, powerful debugging tools, built-in access to popular local databases with live data at design time,  Bluetooth and IoT capabilities and much more. Community Edition will come with Delphi and C++Builder’s renowned visual frameworks and components to deliver pixel perfect styling for applications that can run natively on multiple platforms.
Who is Community Edition designed for?
Delphi Community Edition and C++Builder Community Edition provide developers with integrated and professional-level developer tools from Day 1. Community Edition is designed for freelance developers, startups, students and non-profits with annual revenues of less than USD $5000 or teams with up to 5 developers. Community Edition is licensed with a one year term license.
Am I Eligible for Delphi or C++Builder Community Edition?
If you're an individual you may use Community Edition to create apps for your own use and apps that you can sell until your revenue reaches $5,000 per year.
If you're a small company or organization without revenue (or up to $5,000 per year in revenue), you can also use Community Edition. Once your company's total revenue reaches US $5,000, or your team expands to more than 5 developers, you can move up to an unrestricted commercial license with Professional, Enterprise, or Architect Edition.
For more information on Community Edition, see the Community Edition Landing Page, our Eula and Community Edition FAQs.
In addition to releasing Community Edition, we're also providing updated 10.2.3 Tokyo builds for new purchases, trials, and customers on active Update Subscription.
The updated build includes the patches we've released since the original 10.2.3 release back in March. You can find more details here.
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  • Disappointed :`( Have I done anything wrong? Initially I was excited by this post. The starter edition I had downloaded for my sons to learn with was atrocious. The IDE was missing the key productivity features: key strokes, code completion etc. making it VERY awkward, time-consuming, and difficult to use. Not at all an experience that would entice them to continue with Delphi. Then came the community edition. It appeared to be the Professional Edition with licensing restrictions. Nope! We uninstalled the starter edition, downloaded and installed the community edition, and started Delphi up again where my kids had left it. NOTHING had changed! It is still awkward, still user-hostile. Still off-putting for my children. I wouldn't touch the thing. If this was my first Delphi experience I wouldn't be using it today, I wouldn't have recommended it to my employers, I CERTAINLY would not have bought it, or based my business on it. Free languages have editors as good as the community edition, and they don't come with restrictions on earnings or team size. If you don't fix the broken IDE of the Community Edition, I'm afraid you will be scaring potential customers away with it, rather than promoting Delphi, and creating a pathway for up and coming developers to get their business started, then buy Pro as their business takes off. I REALLY hope I have done something wrong here. I really hope that the broken IDE is a result of using the previous starter license on the system, or some system configuration that somehow survived the uninstall process. Please! Tell me it doesn't suck as badly as it appears to. Please tell me how to fix the Community Edition IDE.
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