Re-posting this on my blog now that it's officially announced...
We've had a good number of older version Delphi users (and C++Builder and Borland Developer Studio users) asking if there is any way they can get the upgrade price to move to XE2 because they're really excited about what's new in XE2 like 64-bit Delphi, and the ability to create native applications for Windows and Mac from single source in Delphi and C++Builder with FireMonkey, and the new mobile support with iOS in Delphi/FireMonkey, DataSnap mobile connectors, and RadPHP targeting iOS and Android.
Usually only version 2007 and later users qualify for upgrade pricing, but we got approval to extend upgrade pricing to all earlier version users of Delphi, C++Builder and BDS.
That means if you own any earlier paid version of Delphi, C++Builder, RAD Studio, or BDS, back to version 1.0, you qualify for upgrade pricing until December 30th.
The Embarcadero online stores have been updated with the limited time change in the upgrade policy. The same is available if you buy through an Embarcadero sales rep or reseller partner.
Here are the upgrade options by edition. You can upgrade your individual product or move up to RAD Studio and you can move up by one or more editions to get additional functionality:
- Any version Pro or Turbo Pro users --> Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Studio Pro/Ent
- Any version Ent users --> Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Studio Pro/Ent/Ult/Arch
- Any version Arch users --> Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Studio Pro/Ent/Ult/Arch
In addition to getting the upgrade price, you also get FastCube and additional database tools up to $2,935 in value free.
One general note about Embarcadero program selling policy.
Didn't Embarcadero noticed that we are in 21st Century?
Strict rules for selling ( EuroShop without payment via wire transfer for some countries where local offices reside )
Other sites ( Bob42, Wintech in EU ) selling only for local market.
I am Turbo Pascal/Delphi user since 1991, nowadays I have dilemma, when I compare to Open Source, to upgrade, or, to forget.
So I'm playing around with the Delphi Architect XE2 Trial. By trying to create a dialog based on "standard dialog" I managed to get the IDE to lockup, complaining it can no longer find OKCancelDlg2 resource repeatedly. Glad to see the quality is about the same as it's always been - non-existant. This used to work guys, but not anymore.
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