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Embarcadero RAD Studio XE3

Application Details:

Version: RAD Studio XE3
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.47

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installing
  • Designing (VCL form designer and object inspector)
  • Writing code
  • Error insight
  • Compiling
  • Debugging

What does not

  • The (JS based) welcome page
  • Symbols aren't read by the debugger for the WINE DLLs which makes debugging harder
  • I had an exception dialog in the IDE several times, but it can simply be closed without any apparent negative side effects


What was not tested

  • Refactoring
  • FMX
  • IDE Insight
  • Other languages than Delphi
  • Most of the more advanced features of the IDE
  • Activation of the IDE (was running in trial mode so far)
  • 64 Bit prefix (apparently has problems with .NET)
  • 64 Bit compiler
  • OS X compiler

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

winetricks dotnet35 is required and the J# runtime had hanging "ngen.exe" processes which i just killed during installation. To workaround the welcome page problem the IDE should be started with a dproj file (or any existing file) as its first argument (i.e. touch Empty.pas and then wine bds.exe Empty.pas)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Jul 29 20151.7.47Yes Yes BronzeJens Mühlenhoff 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
36680 Borland Delphi 2007 user interface freezes NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Installation How-to

This is meant as an installation how-to for the "newer" Delphi Versions (after Delphi 7).


The .NET Framework 3.5 must be installed using winetricks before the Delphi Installer:

winetricks dotnet35sp1

Since there are currently (as of WINE 1.7.47) issues with the .NET framework on win64, please set WINEARCH to win32 when creating the WINE prefix!

Since the Installer will have issues with "corrupt" (must be a bug in the check process somewhere) 7zip archives an internet connection is required during the installation.

I would suggest you to unpack the iso-image of the Delphi version you're installing and set the files to 644 in order to allow the installer to overwrite it's 7zip files.

The next problem arises when the installer tries to install the J# 2.0 runtime where it hangs during the "ngen.exe" process. I had to kill the ngen.exe process about a dozen times before the installer went on.

There may be some additional errors or warnings during installation, but they can be ignored as far as I know at the moment. (i.e. FastReport can't create a start menu shortcut and H2Reg.exe has issues as well)

It's best to unselect the help during installation or you have to kill the HReg.exe process (I didn't wait for it, since it seems to be hung).

The IDE may deadlock when it is trying to show the welcome page, this is due to a bug in WINE mshtml. This can be worked around by opening any existing file with:

wine bds.exe SomeFile.pas


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