Embarcadero have announced free Community Edition IDE’s for Delphi and C++Builder 10.2.3 Tokyo.
The Community Editions have local database support, cross platform support (including Windows, Mac, Android and iOS support) as well as all the visual design, debugging and code editing support you’d expect.
These are aimed at students, open source contributors, hobbyists, as the restrictions are mostly about earning revenue. This from Sarina’s blog post:
“If you’re an individual you may use Community Edition to create apps for your own use and apps that you can sell until your revenue reaches US $5,000 per year.
If you’re a small company or organization without revenue (or up to US $5,000 per year in revenue), you can also use Community Edition. Once your company’s total revenue reaches US $5,000, or your team expands to more than 5 developers, you can move up to an unrestricted commercial license with Professional, Enterprise, or Architect Edition.”
This is a very welcome move, as I know many Starter Edition users who want to start using the mobile support, but can’t justify the commercial license.
You can get more details on the Community Editions here:
There is also a good FAQ available that answers a lot of common questions.