RAD Studio, C++Builder and Delphi XE4 Instant Trial Info and FAQ

By: Tim DelChiaro

Abstract: Information on the new Instant Trial technology

We're offering a new trial option for Delphi XE4, C++Builder XE4 and RAD Studio XE4 called the Instant Trial.

You can download the new Instant Trial by going to the RAD Studio XE4 Downloads, Delphi XE4 Downloads, C++Builder XE4 Downloads pages and clicking the Instant Trial button.

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Note: The Instant Trial technology is a beta. The RAD Studio XE4 trial product itself is the full release product, not a beta. 

If you experience any problems getting up and running with the Instant Trial, please submit an install support case at http://www.embarcadero.com/support to let us know. And you also have the option to do the standard trial download and install by visiting one of the download pages above.

Below is the Instant Trial FAQ . You can find the latest updates to the FAQ at: http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE4/en/RAD_Studio_XE4_Instant_Trial_FAQ 

    RAD Studio XE4 Instant Trial FAQ

 

    What is an Instant Trial?

The RAD Studio XE4 Instant Trial is based on AppWave Technology that greatly simplifies the installation and running of RAD Studio XE4. No longer requiring long downloads, answering complex installation questions and setting configurations, your Instant Trial will begin running within minutes, rather than hours.

    What happens when I click on "Start Your Trial?"

The Instant Trial begins by downloading a small executable, called the AppWaveLauncher.

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Please select "Run", and answer "Yes" to the following "User Access Control" question.

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Once AppWave starts, you will be prompted to review and accept Software License and Support Agreement. Please review this and accept it. If the agreement doesn't appear, please check behind any active windows.

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Once you accepted the terms of the License Agreement, the AppWave Browser begins streaming RAD Studio XE4 to your system.

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    What is the progress dialog?

Progress dialog indicates the current status of the streaming. Once completed, the RAD Studio IDE appears.

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    What is the offline streaming?

RAD Studio starts immediately once the minimum set of files are streamed to your local environment. However, other files such as C++ libraries are being streamed in the background. This streaming will continue over time until the entire RAD Studio App has been fully streamed to your system. Once offline streaming is complete, you will not require a network connection for the remainder of your trial.

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    What is the Embarcadero AppWave Browser?

The AppWave Browser is the user window into the private application portfolio. It enables users to browse applications, select and run an app with a single click, and read in-house reviews or expert advice about the application. It’s also where users can bookmark their favorite apps. Apps stream from the central AppWave store to the AppWave Browser. Go tohttp://www.embarcadero.com/products/appwave/how-it-works for more information.

    Why does my initial compile seem to take longer than expected?

The Instant Trial starts once you have the minimum set of files to start the RAD Studio IDE. Other files are streamed to your desktop based on your usage of your product. Due to the on-demand streaming mechanism, you may see a delay when you attempt to perform new operations, such as compiling Delphi 64 bit applications or C++ applications. This happens only on the first attempt and will not occur if the Instant Trial has completed the streaming process.

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    I see the "preparing the application progress indicator" on bottom right, but nothing is happening?

Usually, it takes 10 minutes to start the RAD Studio IDE for the first time. This depends on your network connection.

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    I minimized my progress indicator, how do I get it back?

Select AppWave Icon from your Tray Icon.

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    I want to learn more Embarcadero AppWave, where do I go?

Find more about AppWave at out website: http://www.embarcadero.com/products/appwave

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    How do I uninstall the Instant Trial?

To uninstall the RAD Studio Instant trial, you can uninstall AppWave Browser or follow these steps: While in the AppWave Browser, select "Managed Apps". Right-click on "RAD Studio" and select "Delete Application".

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