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Delphi XE4 Update 1 is out (via: Installing the Platform Assistant on a Mac – RAD Studio)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/06/12

Over the last couple of days, I was asking myself

“wow, the docwiki has been updated for the Delphi XE4 update 1 version of the Mac edition of the Platform Assistant, how long until the official update is out?”

These URLs from Installing the Platform Assistant on a Mac – RAD Studio didn’t work for a couple of days:

Now they do!

The reason is that yesterday Embarcadero released 29446 Update 1 for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE4 that fixes lots of stuff: Fix list for Update 1 for RAD Studio XE4, Delphi XE4 and C++Builder XE4.

Note it is not referring to Readme – Help Update 1 for Delphi and C++Builder XE4 – RAD Studio which got released last week as 29436 Help Update 1 for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE4. It is the real Delphi XE4 Update 1.

The cool thing: finally it is a binary patch. Not fast about as fast as a full uninstall/reinstall), but at 336 megabytes a much smaller download than the 3.7 gigabytes of 29451 Delphi XE4 and C++Builder XE4 ISO (including Update 1).

Patched update versus full uninstall/install is a trade off:

  • Patch can take a couple of hours, and is CPU bound (too bad most of it is bound to a single CPU core)
  • Uninstall/reinstall is disk-speed and disk-size bound (make sure you have 15+ gigabytes free; an SSD improves this process a lot)

altd, ftpd, keeping off-line downloads

The altd naming scheme has been mentioned at the docwiki site for a while.

It hasn’t mentioned yet that for every http://altd link, there is also an equivalent ftp://ftpd link. Those ftpd links are very useful, as they can be resumed if an altd fails to load.

So in addition to
here is

I use those to keep an archive of off-line downloads.

Below are some I kept for easier off-line installation (you still need to be on-line for your registration key, unless you have a license that uses an internal registration server).

Delphi XE4 RTM:

Delphi XE4 Delphi Update 1:

Delphi XE4 Update 1:

Enjoy the new update!

Note these two do not exist (yet?):



via Installing the Platform Assistant on a Mac – RAD Studio.

2 Responses to “Delphi XE4 Update 1 is out (via: Installing the Platform Assistant on a Mac – RAD Studio)”

  1. Alexandre Machado said

    I’m deeply sure that the time taken to apply this update is related to Install Aware setup (dog slow since ever!). I have Inno setup based setups, installing 100 MB of files and writing/checking hundreds of Registry keys and it takes no more than 5 (yes, five!) minutes, not 2 hours! EMB must replace the InstallAware based setup with Inno Setup, the best and faster of them all.

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