What you may not know is there is a newer version of InterBase available called InterBase XE.
InterBase XE was released after RAD Studio XE so we weren't able to include it as part of the RAD Studio installer.
Get your free copy of InterBase XE Developer Edition
You're invited to download a free copy of InterBase XE Developer Edition from the Embarcadero web site. InterBase runs on multiple operating systems so you can choose:
- InterBase XE Developer Edition for 32-bit Windows
- InterBase XE Developer Edition for 64-bit Windows
- InterBase XE Developer Edition for Linux
- InterBase XE Developer Edition for Mac OS X
- InterBase XE Developer Edition for Solaris
InterBase Developer Edition allows software developers to freely develop InterBase applications before they deploy them. All the functionality of InterBase Server Edition is included with Developer Edition. The Developer Edition allows new connections for 48 hours before a restart is required and supports up to 4 cores and 20 users (80 simultaneous connections). When you're ready to deploy InterBase on your server or embedded with your applications, there are several deployment license options including Desktop, ToGo and Server editions.
dbExpress in the Professional editions of Delphi and C++Builder XE supports local InterBase connectivity. In the Enterprise and Architect editions of Delphi and C++Builder you get both local and remote database connectivity. InterBase Express components are also available for connecting with InterBase from all editions of Delphi and C++Builder including the new Delphi Starter and C++Builder Starter editions.