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I've just tried installing Spring4D using my clone from the repo and it doesn't give me teh option to install it for Rio. I'm sure I had it installed for the first Rio version. Can anyone confirm whether a later version is available? Thanks

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It is in the master since sept 03 2018.
Maybe you should update your clone?

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This is like asking "I made a printout of that document last year why didn't it update when some people changed the pdf" ūüėČ

A git clone does not update itself - think of it as snapshot - you as the clone owner are responsible to keep it up to date.

 

I think there is no point in making a clone(*) anyway unless:

- you are afraid of the repo owner just deleting it (and even then the nature of git would allow everyone who has a local clone just to push it back to a new home)

- you want to maintain your own modifications (either for keeping them for yourself or contributing back)

 

(*) sorry, when I wrote clone I actually meant fork - I was assuming that you always keep a local clone up to date or at least fetch it regularly (most git ui tools do that automatically anyway) to see whats new on the origin

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Yes I could have phrased the question better. I had updated my clone, I do this on a regular basis. I did an update just before I tried the install, where no 10.3 option was displayed. in the end I deleted my clone and created a new one and that worked.

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@Administrator - there was a brilliant write-up that reduced the learning curve moving from either nothing or SVN. I have seen many explanations of the clone/fork/local/central hmmm... thingy. IMHO put that write-up (i cannot find it now) up as "sticky" or something???

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Is classic Open package > Build > Install way already obsolete?

Just curious - what so specific in install process that it requires special installer? Btw, there's an effort to make a package manager for Delphi called Delphinus. I haven't tried it yet but it looks promising.

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There is an (outdated) copy of Spring4D on Github, just for Delphinius:

https://github.com/Spring4D/Spring4D

 

14 minutes ago, Fr0sT.Brutal said:

what so specific in install process that it requires special installer?

I also asked myself that. Not going to complain - Just double-clicky and you're done. But I also wondered if there was another reason beside comfort.

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1 hour ago, Fr0sT.Brutal said:

Is classic Open package > Build > Install way already obsolete?

No, but then you still have to add the library paths (as I always recommend instead of recompiling the third party sources every time with your application) - if that would be part of the IDE compile/build now that would be great!

 

52 minutes ago, Der sch√∂ne G√ľnther said:

There is an (outdated) copy of Spring4D on Github, just for Delphinius:

It is not outdated it is just there for Delphinus - as you can see it has the latest release (1.2.2) - since Delphinus supports External Timelines the github repo just has the files for Delphinus, the sources are then taken from bitbucket.

 

52 minutes ago, Der sch√∂ne G√ľnther said:

But I also wondered if there was another reason beside comfort.

Compiling for all supported Delphi versions is just one click instead of opening in each IDE and compiling for half a dozen platforms (this mostly applies to me when I need to make sure that none of the dozen compilers chokes on some code).

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