Thursday, April 2, 2015

Giving up on Delphi

Some months ago I upgraded from Delphi XE to Delphi XE7. Boy! What a mistake!
As EurekaLog people put it, Delphi XE7 is a "train wreck".
Now I am on the way of contacting Embarcadero and asking for a refund.
I will keep you updated to see how it goes.

You can find the word 'refund' only once in their huge EULA document. Not a good sign.

...Other than with respect to any indemnification hereunder, Licensor’s entire liability and Licensee’s exclusive remedy under this provision will be for Licensor to use commercially reasonable efforts to remedy defects covered by this warranty and condition within a reasonable period of time or, at Licensor’s option, either to replace the defective Product or to refund the amount paid by Licensee to license the use of the Product. Licensor does not warrant or condition that the operation of the Product will be uninterrupted or error free or that all software defects can be corrected. This warranty and condition shall not apply if...

Here is related discussion about the disturbing changes Embarcadero make in their license and marketing approach: