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Thread: Earlier versions



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Matthew Jones

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Earlier versions
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  Posted: Feb 11, 2016 3:53 AM
Could someone add some clarity to the Embarcadero licensing pages
please? I need Delphi XE6 and am not sure if I can buy the Delphi
XE10/Seattle and get the XE6 software or not. The page at
http://www.embarcadero.com/products/rad-studio/previous-versions says
"With the current version of RAD Studio, you also get access to
licenses for older versions - RAD Studio XE4-XE8"

Does "Studio" mean the basic Delphi too, or does that mean I have to
buy the version with C++ too, or what?

Also, the only user of Delphi here is me, but I use it in virtual
machines, one for each product. Am I going to have problems using it in
such a way?

Thanks, Matthew
Arnaud Bouchez

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  Posted: Feb 11, 2016 4:04 AM   in response to: Matthew Jones in response to: Matthew Jones
Matthew Jones wrote:
Does "Studio" mean the basic Delphi too, or does that mean I have to
buy the version with C++ too, or what?

If you have a Delphi 10 Seattle, you get access to previous Delphi versions, including Delphi XE6.
If you only need Delphi XE6, no need to buy the "Studio" pack. Also consider if the "professional" version is not enough for you.
Or you may try to buy a XE6 licence from someone how do not use it any more. Would be cheaper for sure. But I do not know if it is allowed...

Only Starter editions could not be "downgraded", AFAICT.

Also, the only user of Delphi here is me, but I use it in virtual
machines, one for each product. Am I going to have problems using it in
such a way?

As soon as you install only once each product, or at least do not reach the maximum number of allowed installation in total (each VM, even cloned, counts for one), it should be fine.
Matthew Jones

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  Posted: Feb 11, 2016 5:00 AM   in response to: Arnaud Bouchez in response to: Arnaud Bouchez
Arnaud Bouchez wrote:

As soon as you install only once each product, or at least do not
reach the maximum number of allowed installation in total (each VM,
even cloned, counts for one), it should be fine.

So that's a "once" guarantee I guess. Hmm.
Arnaud Bouchez

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  Posted: Feb 11, 2016 5:03 AM   in response to: Matthew Jones in response to: Matthew Jones
Matthew Jones wrote:
So that's a "once" guarantee I guess. Hmm.

More than once, in practice.
You can activate several time a single licence, on several computers, but then you have a limited number of activation per licence.
Previous activation could be re-activated for your licence account by asking Embarcadero (by email AFAIR), even if you reached the maximum number of activation.
Of course, it has a delay. But it is feasible, and likely to occur if you change your hardware...
It also means that each VM is identified as a separated computer, so each VM would activate its own licence, even if it runs on the same hardware.
Markus Humm

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  Posted: Feb 11, 2016 10:08 AM   in response to: Matthew Jones in response to: Matthew Jones
Am 11.02.2016 um 14:00 schrieb Matthew Jones:
Arnaud Bouchez wrote:

As soon as you install only once each product, or at least do not
reach the maximum number of allowed installation in total (each VM,
even cloned, counts for one), it should be fine.

So that's a "once" guarantee I guess. Hmm.

Hello,

licences can be activated on up to 3 different computers afaik and
Arnaud is right about EMBT increasing your activation count on request,
if they don't feel you're betraying them (e.g. by calling them 10 times
in 2 months or so ;-) ).

Greetings

Markus
Matthew Jones

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  Posted: Feb 12, 2016 1:06 AM   in response to: Markus Humm in response to: Markus Humm
Markus Humm wrote:

licences can be activated on up to 3 different computers afaik and
Arnaud is right about EMBT increasing your activation count on
request, if they don't feel you're betraying them

Thanks for the details. I can live with that. Order placed.
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