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TOPIC: A few questions about GetIt

A few questions about GetIt 7 years 5 months ago #1570

GetIt is a great new feature in XE8. I have some questions about it:

1. GetIt installs the components in:

\Users\<username>\Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\16.0\CatalogRepository\

Is it possible to customize this path? I keep all the components for each Delphi version in a centralized directory and would like to keep the components installed by GetIt in the same directory.

2. I have only the Delphi personality. Is it possible to automatically hide all components for C++?

3. It would be nice to have all components which are already installed tagged with "Installed" or similar and to temporarily hide the installed components. Is this possible?

4. GetIt is also particularly useful with multi-component packages like JEDI JVCL (including JCL). It would be nice if somebody at Embarcadero would prepare a JEDI JCL+JVCL package for GetIt. Or is this already being prepared?

A few questions about GetIt 7 years 5 months ago #1594

Hello Peter.

Great that you like GetIt. Thanks for the feedback.

Answering your questions:
1) No, at this moment it's a fixed path.
2) We expect to have this feature added for Update 1.
3) This is another improvement we're also working on right now.
4) JEDI is one of the packages that we're considering adding to GetIt. But I can't ensure a 100% at this moment.

Hope this helps.

Thanks again.

Luis.

A few questions about GetIt 7 years 5 months ago #1603

Luis, thanks for the information! I am very much looking forward to the new GetIt features!

A few questions about GetIt 7 years 5 months ago #1621

Hello again Peter.

I'm sorry I totally forgot about how to actually change the path where GetIt installs the components. It's a system variable called BDSCatalogRepository that you can change in the Environment Variables section of the Options window.

Please be sure that the user has full permissions for the folder you select.

Best regards.

Luis.

A few questions about GetIt 7 years 5 months ago #1735

BTW, are the items in the GetIt window DYNAMICALLY updated online from Embarcadero in each IDE session, or are they a static/hard-coded part of the IDE installation? If the latter was the case, then it would reduce the GetIt functionality ad absurdum, as GetIt would make sense only when it is updated dynamically online.

A few questions about GetIt 7 years 5 months ago #1736

Hello Peter.

The GetIt content is updated online from the servers when you open the GetIt Package Manager window.

We're only storing locally information about the components or libraries already installed.


Kind regards.
Luis
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