RAD Studio 10.4 has a new way to install patches, right from within the IDE without manual installation. We also have a small patch today addressing some missing files, and which is critical for C++ Win64 debugging.
We have a patch (what used to be called a hotfix) available for RAD Studio. The patch addresses a number of items:
Read on for how to install - things are different and better in 10.4!
In the past, to install a patch like the one above you would have downloaded a file and manually unzipped it and copies files to your RAD Studio installation folder. This was not ideal, due to it requiring manual installation (there's always room for error), plus there was no in-IDE list of what had been installed.
In RAD Studio 10.4, we have a new patch installation method. Patches are now installed by GetIt. When a patch is available, you will see a notification in the Welcome screen:
If you have no patches, this text will tell you that your IDE is up to date. In this screenshot, a patch is available. Here, my mouse is over the patch notification, so it's highlighted. Clicking it will open GetIt to a new Patches and Hotfixes section:
Click the Install button to install it.
Patch 1 installs right away. In future, it is possible some patches will apply to files that are in-use while the IDE is running. GetIt will handle those fine, by closing the IDE and installing.
Patches will only appear in the Welcome screen if the IDE can connect to the GetIt server. 10.4 uses the same GetIt-based installer for both online and offline (ISO) installations. If you installed from ISO, which is offline mode, you'll need to tell GetIt to look online for data rather than using the ISO image as its installation source. You can do this by running the following at a command line:
(Similarly, use -c=useoffline to go back offline.)
The installation instructions for Patch 1 are therefore very simple:
If you installed via the offline ISO installer:
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Currently getting an error from GetIt when trying to download the patch (click to zoom):
I am getting the same error - it would seem that a file is missing from the iso install. Will the zip file, if downloaded, extract to absolute locations, there is no UNZIP method explained or does one have to manually extract each file to its location as provided in the Patch1.txt file Grrrrr