Attempting to install Delphi 10.3.2 and it fails to even get to the initial platform selection.
Downloading the IOS from their site is fine (around 10MB/second), forums and main site are fine too.
Any hints on what might be causing this ?
The previous version of Delphi has been removed, it is not possible to deliver a new one already for 3 days. All work stopped. Perhaps a lawsuit on compensation for losses will teach Embarcadero and they will finally buy hosting not for $1 but for at least $100?
Well, to be fair. If you work commercially and use RAD Studio, then you will not simply remove your development tool as soon as a new version comes out and then experiencing losses when you are not able to install the new version. So a lawsuit on compensation for losses will not have a chance of success, because one could argue that you will always will install the new version after testing that the new version is capable to support your software development. Any other approach on setting up a new version of developmenmt tools would be considered to be completely unprofessional.I guess that is the reason why this is not really causing a lot more grief.
I'm not developping commercially and even I still have a fully working development environment and experiencing this issue only on my virtual environment where I want to test out the new version of delphi.
If you are running 10.3.1 and install 10.3.2 - the first thing it does is remove the old version. Before it gets to the point where it fails to install the new version.
If you managed to get onto the download site a few days ago, as I did, and download and ran the web installer, the IDE would be removed for you prior to receiving the install options screen. My install managed to get a few packages in before the distribution server pooed its nappy.
I know, however performing a backup of your system before such an activity would bring back your development environment in such a secenario. If you develop for a living, then a backup should be the minimum of your safety precautions. There are so many different ways to safeguard yourself against the loss of your development environment. A backup of your working environment or a virtual machine for the new version would be considered to be the bare minimum. If you don't take such precaution, I'm sorry to say, but that is completely unprofessional.
If you are a hobbyist and your development environment is gone for a couple of days, I guess one could argue, that this is acceptable.If you don't want this to happen to you as a hobbyist, well then take a look what pros do to prevent this from happening.
I don't want to offend you in any way, I understand that this situation is bothersome for you.
I can and do backup my source code, all my documents and the whole shebang.There is NO way to back up a Delphi installation, just none.I cannot develop in a Virtual machine as the virtual machine does not act correctly with the required hardware devices my software uses.There is no technical solution to this on my part, the way this can be fixed on Embarcadero's part is to have a backup.
What do you mean with there is NO way to backup a Delphi installation. How do you backup your development machine?
I back up all the content that doesn't require installation to various places (NAS, external SVN for source, Dropbox and manual external drives).Anything that requires installation and registration - I can't backup. That's a limitation of the process of installation and registration.What do I mean by NO way is that it is an impossibility to do so.
You can perform an image backup of your windows system. Which will bring back your system (including installations and registration).
Check out this video where this process is explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKeEBEtuz1E
You can create a system image without any additional software.
However there is software for that, I personally use Acronis True Image for this (https://www.acronis.com/en-us/personal/computer-backup/). There are other tools for this.
You would be incorrect, I have tried those - and the image on recovery these days fails both the Windows and thus other activation/registration systems.
In addition - the systems have issues with SSD targets.I've been in this business for 35 years and did indeed used to do image backups.
They just don't restore properly any more - but if making unrestorable backups gives you the warm and fuzzy - you go ahead and keep on doing it.
Once legacy hardware and OS are removed from my targets environments - then I will be able to move to VMWare based development too.
ok, I rest my case here. I can only assume that your restore issues stem from UEFI problems. That is a solvable problem.
Delphi is one of several dozen tools used in the work. And for some reason only Delphi brings problems when updating. Backup Windows is good if you only use Delphi and nothing else. In another case, restoring from a backup will destroy changes in other applications.Yes, and updating the software, do not think that the web portal of the software manufacturer will fall for a few days.Your backup recommendations should be redirected to Embarcadero - these are exactly the tips they need )))
I've got the same problem since friday. Bought Delphi and not able to install :=( Even the download-link in the mail from embarcadero does not work. It seems as cc.embarcadero.com is down
Yeah, he would be correct sir. We use system imaging, and on SSD's, every single day in my line of work, and they do work. So These days yes you can image your system then go back to the original image with no problems at all, if inclined to do so. They do resolve properly when used properly, wow that gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling just saying it!
Paul - I can image them, and restore them (assuming the correct source/target drive type) and all is fine - except the small problem of software registrations.
The issue started from about Windows 7 on, before that - I did indeed use imaging software.