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Switching GetIt to Online mode for an alternate Delphi configuration

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GetIt is the package manager built into the Delphi IDE. It can be used in Online and Offline mode.

If you installed Delphi from an ISO, GetIt was left in Offline mode. That has some drawbacks:

  • GetIt cannot notify you about new updates or patches as they become available.
  • The “Manage Features” functionality of the IDE won’t work.

Unfortunately there is no way to switch GetIt to Online mode in the configuration.The usual way is to run the GetItCmd tool with the switch -c

(read on in the blog post)

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