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I was at borland''s site and saw Delphi personal edition which is supposedly free. I was just wondering what the limitations are in this "free" version since they don''t just come out and say it.

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I heard some pretty good things about it. I couldn''t find anything on the differences either though. My advice: just download, and see for yourself! BTW I''m using d6 ent, I could give the sourcecode to you if you want?

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I first downloaded the Full thing its a 60 day trial .. but when those 60 days where over I tought I was gona give the personal edition a try to see if it had the things that I needed. and so far I have not one time needed anything from the trial edition. The personal edition will also suit you well if you are just gona do game programming, it got all the normal components with it and if its anything else you need its just to take a jump on the web and find it as there are lots of free components sites out there.
Alltough im gona support Borland with this fine piece of software and atleast buy a the personal edition for the 90 bucks or so it cost.

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D6 Personal has a reduced component set.

Notably:

No Web
No Database ( NO NONE AT ALL )
Basically nothing extra beyond the standard base control sets.

Tabs you get: Standard, Additonal, Win32, System, Dialogs, Win 3.1, Samples, ActiveX, Internet. Note the internet only contains 2 socket componets!

Other notable things missing include:

Editor enhacnments, like Class Completion, method and class browser etc....

While I miss all the great features of a full versions, D6 seems like another rock solid, and extremly great tool.

Unbfortuantly I cant afford to spend 800 or 2000+ for the pro or enterprise at this point. So I will stick with older versions and personal.

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PS D6 Personal does not include CLX, so there is no Kylix compatibility in D6 Personal!

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PPS

The web site includes and extremly comprehensive feature matrix.

Check: http://www.borland.co.uk/delphi/del6/featurematrix/

or for the full PDF:

http://www.borland.co.uk/delphi/del6/featurematrix/featurematrix.pdf

RTFM! ( there should be an equiviant for homepages/web sites :-) )

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Delphi 6 Personal does indeed lack some of the components. Who really needs database components for personal use anyway? Internet components? There are plenty of them around for free. The only real things that I miss are the editor enhancements such as class completion (Shift+Ctrl+C) and jumping between procedure declaration and implementation (Shift+Ctrl+Down). I am sure they could be implemented as an IDE plug-in though.

Steve ''Sly'' Williams  Monkey Wrangler  Krome Studios

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Well I guess it looks like it has about what I need, I don''t think I''ll really ever use that web or database stuff, I just basiclly program for fun, so I guess it will be worth the download.

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quote:
Original post by Sly
Internet components? There are plenty of them around for free.


Where? I don''t have a single one!

~ There''s no substitute for failure ~

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