Upgrade from Tokyo 10.2 to Tokyo 10.2.2

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This may be the simplest question of all time, but "How do I upgrade Embarcadero from Tokyo 10.2 to 10.2.2?" Obviously, I'm very new to this IDE. I come from Visual Studio where it told you there was an update and you pressed "Update".

Thanks, Rob                

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    Saturday, January 06 2018, 06:11 AM - #Permalink
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    Unfortunately, 

    For RADStudio, you have to fully uninstall everything, clean up the directories, and reinstall fully.
    They don't have a simple update process.
    That's my main concern about RadStudio. Each time they have a new release, I waste 2 full days of work reinstalling everything, reinstalling 3rd party tools, reconfiguring paths, IDE settings, fonts, font sizes, colors, tab sizes, etc... It's a nightmare.

    They have the migration tool to save those settings and restore them, but it absolutely never worked for me. Don't use it it's just screwing things.

    Or try, but save the entire configuration first. If like me you install RadStudio in a Windows virtual machine, first install it and make a snapshot. Only then, try to restore the settings with their migration tool (just to see it screws everything up), this way you can revert back to the snapshot and eventually reconfigure everything manually.

    I hope that they're going to come up someday with a smooth real update process.

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      Tuesday, March 13 2018, 11:33 PM - #Permalink
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      David,

      I didn't know the one could install over an existing configuration. First I thought it would be only for the web installer that I don't use (because it doesn't offer the choice of the install directory). I only use ISO installs.
      To my surprise, I installed 10.2.3 yesterday without changing anything. It didn't look like it was actually uninstalling anything, but it was maybe done under the hood. After about 30 minutes, the install was over. I rebooted the VM and launched RadStudio 10.2.3
      Everything seems fine. All 3rd party components are there and operate correctly. 
      I recompiled a handful of my cross-platform projects, on Win64, Android, iOS and macOS. 100% success!

      Maybe I'm just lucky that the ISO did the job. Or even better, it did the job on purpose and that would mean it's very good news. What a time saver!
      Thanks a lot.

      Steve J

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      Friday, February 23 2018, 03:56 AM - #Permalink
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      Hello Rob and Steve,

      For RADStudio, you have to fully uninstall everything, clean up the directories, and reinstall fully.

      They don't have a simple update process.

      This isn't really correct.

      Let's assume you're using the network (GetIt) installer, the one that is recommended and is the default download.  When you upgrade from 10.2.1 to 10.2.3, all you need to do is run the installer.  It upgrades by performing an uninstall and install, yes, but this is done by the installer.  You don't need to fully uninstall yourself; you don't need to clean up directories; nothing.  The installer does everything it needs to - you just need to click Ok at a few places!  It also preserves your settings and other info.

      So, in terms of components etc, you can move from 10.2.1 to 10.2.2 and keep all your components installed, all your preferences remain, etc.

      Cheers,

      David

       

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      Sunday, January 07 2018, 07:06 PM - #Permalink
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      Thanks Steve.

      Luckily, the company I work for is taking its time getting the other components for my environment.

      Now would be the perfect time to upgrade as I don't have anything to lose yet!

       

       

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