Delphi 2006 product activation (re end of support for Delphi 2006) [Edit]

Apologies if this question has been asked and answered elsewhere, but I recently got an email informing me support for Delphi 2006 was going to be dropped. I have mostly converted to Delphi 2009 now, but I'll still be able to activate my copy of 2006 on any future installation right?

Edited by: David Howes on Jul 18, 2009 9:53 AM
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David Howes wrote:
> Apologies if this question has been asked and answered elsewhere, but I recently got an email informing me support for Delphi 2006 was going to be dropped. I have mostly converted to Delphi 2009 now, but I'll still be able to activate my copy of 2006 on any future installation right?
> 
> Edited by: David Howes on Jul 18, 2009 9:53 AM

My question is why you received that email -- I haven't but have 
purchased (or received <G>) every version since 2006.  How do they 
discern who should receive said messages???

It will be interesting as to how this question is asked/answered, as 
Borland/CodeGear/Embarcadero has never been very forthcoming about the 
long-term support for activation issues...

David Erbas-White
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David
7/18/2009 6:23:43 PM
David Howes wrote:

> I have mostly converted to Delphi 2009 now, but I'll still be able to
> activate my copy of 2006 on any future installation right?

Yes, you will.  This won't change.  I'll let the folks that send these
out to make note of these if they do another mailing.



-- 
Nick Hodges
Delphi Development Manager
Embarcadero Technologies
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Nick
7/18/2009 8:05:12 PM
"David Erbas-White" <derbas@arachneering.com> skrev i meddelelsen 
news:139003@forums.codegear.com...
> David Howes wrote:
>> Apologies if this question has been asked and answered elsewhere, but I 
>> recently got an email informing me support for Delphi 2006 was going to 
>> be dropped. I have mostly converted to Delphi 2009 now, but I'll still be 
>> able to activate my copy of 2006 on any future installation right?
>>
>> Edited by: David Howes on Jul 18, 2009 9:53 AM
>
> My question is why you received that email -- I haven't but have
> purchased (or received <G>) every version since 2006.  How do they
> discern who should receive said messages???

It's not rocket science.
They know all who have a registered copy of Delphi 2006.
-- 
Finn Tolderlund
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Finn
7/18/2009 8:06:16 PM
I got the email too.  I never used to get them but I seem to remember 
recently checking a box in the CDN to receive email notifications about 
products.   Since doing so, I've received several emails from Embarcadero.

Ray Porter


"David Erbas-White" <derbas@arachneering.com> wrote in message 
news:139003@forums.codegear.com...
> David Howes wrote:
>> Apologies if this question has been asked and answered elsewhere, but I 
>> recently got an email informing me support for Delphi 2006 was going to 
>> be dropped. I have mostly converted to Delphi 2009 now, but I'll still be 
>> able to activate my copy of 2006 on any future installation right?
>>
>> Edited by: David Howes on Jul 18, 2009 9:53 AM
>
> My question is why you received that email -- I haven't but have
> purchased (or received <G>) every version since 2006.  How do they
> discern who should receive said messages???
>
> It will be interesting as to how this question is asked/answered, as
> Borland/CodeGear/Embarcadero has never been very forthcoming about the
> long-term support for activation issues...
>
> David Erbas-White
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Lester
7/18/2009 8:10:06 PM
David Erbas-White wrote:

> 
> My question is why you received that email -- I haven't but have 
> purchased (or received <G>) every version since 2006.

If you registered a copy of BDS2006, then that email address you used
to do so should have received this email.

-- 
Nick Hodges
Delphi Development Manager
Embarcadero Technologies
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Nick
7/18/2009 8:19:13 PM
Nick Hodges wrote:
> David Erbas-White wrote:
> 
>> My question is why you received that email -- I haven't but have 
>> purchased (or received <G>) every version since 2006.
> 
> If you registered a copy of BDS2006, then that email address you used
> to do so should have received this email.
> 

I registered it back at the time I originally got it, and have used the 
same email address for 12 years or more...  Oh well...

David Erbas-White
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David
7/18/2009 8:37:39 PM
David Erbas-White wrote:

> Nick Hodges wrote:
> > David Erbas-White wrote:
> > 
> >> My question is why you received that email -- I haven't but have 
> >> purchased (or received <G>) every version since 2006.
> > 
> > If you registered a copy of BDS2006, then that email address you
> > used to do so should have received this email.
> > 
> 
> I registered it back at the time I originally got it, and have used
> the same email address for 12 years or more...  Oh well...
> 
> David Erbas-White

Spam filter?

-- 
Nick Hodges
Delphi Development Manager
Embarcadero Technologies
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Nick
7/18/2009 8:49:35 PM
Nick,

| Nick Hodges
| Delphi Development Manager
| Embarcadero Technologies

Is the name "CodeGear" now defunct?


-- 

   Q

07/18/2009 14:22:40

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Quentin
7/18/2009 9:31:00 PM
Nick Hodges wrote:
> David Erbas-White wrote:
> 
>> Nick Hodges wrote:
>>> David Erbas-White wrote:
>>>
>>>> My question is why you received that email -- I haven't but have 
>>>> purchased (or received <G>) every version since 2006.
>>> If you registered a copy of BDS2006, then that email address you
>>> used to do so should have received this email.
>>>
>> I registered it back at the time I originally got it, and have used
>> the same email address for 12 years or more...  Oh well...
>>
>> David Erbas-White
> 
> Spam filter?
> 


Not unless you put the words "viagra", "mortgage", or "cheapest meds" in 
your messages to customers... <G>

David Erbas-White
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David
7/18/2009 9:43:48 PM
Quentin Correll wrote:

> Is the name "CodeGear" now defunct?

Yeah -- we are starting to unify things under the single banner.

-- 
Nick Hodges
Delphi Development Manager
Embarcadero Technologies
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Nick
7/18/2009 10:25:13 PM
Ya gotta be kidding !?

I have to rename my products once again?... from kbmMW CodeGear Edition 
to... what?.. kbmMW Embarcadero Technologies Edition... damned... getting 
more and more complex this world!


-- 
best regards

Kim Madsen
TeamC4D
www.components4developers.com

The best components for the best developers
High availability, high performance loosely coupled n-tier products

"Nick Hodges" <nick.hodges@codegear.com> skrev i meddelelsen 
news:139063@forums.codegear.com...
> Quentin Correll wrote:
>
>> Is the name "CodeGear" now defunct?
>
> Yeah -- we are starting to unify things under the single banner.
>
> -- 
> Nick Hodges
> Delphi Development Manager
> Embarcadero Technologies
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Kim
7/18/2009 10:54:53 PM
Nick Hodges wrote:
> Quentin Correll wrote:
> 
>> Is the name "CodeGear" now defunct?
> 
> Yeah -- we are starting to unify things under the single banner.
> 
Hi Nick,

I've got lots of CodeGear merchandise - is it going to be valuable? ;-)
regards
SeaCay
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Colin
7/18/2009 11:00:24 PM
Nick,

| |  Is the name "CodeGear" now defunct?
| 
| Yeah -- we are starting to unify things under the single banner.

Thanks!  

I'll start my own "name-change-unification" project so I can keep
abreast of the times. <g>

Long live Embarcadero Delphi!


-- 

   Q

07/18/2009 17:03:17

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Quentin
7/19/2009 12:12:50 AM
Kim,

| I have to rename my products once again?... from kbmMW CodeGear
| Edition to... what?.. kbmMW Embarcadero Technologies Edition...
| damned... getting more and more complex this world!

<chuckling>

Luckily, I don't have that particular problem.  ;-)

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   Q

07/18/2009 17:05:18

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Quentin
7/19/2009 12:13:44 AM
Colin Kemp wrote:

> I've got lots of CodeGear merchandise - is it going to be valuable?
> ;-)

*Going* to be? It already is!  ;-)

-- 
Nick Hodges
Delphi Development Manager
Embarcadero Technologies
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Nick
7/19/2009 12:21:52 AM
Use a more generic name, like kbm"*" special edition for Delphi "*"
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Gilbert
7/19/2009 12:39:23 AM
Hello,

I recently registered BDS2006 as I had to reinstall it.
SO I suppose I got that e-mail because of that. I think the e-mail
didn't say that support for it was dropped but rather that it won't be
sold then anymore.
But the following questions remain:

- can one still activate it after that date (I assume so)?
- will the updates stay available at the registered users website?

Greetings

Markus
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Markus
7/19/2009 8:50:41 AM
Hello,

Gilbert Padilla wrote:

> Use a more generic name, like kbm"*" special edition for Delphi "*"

what about C++Builder? ;)

-- 
Moritz

"Hey, it compiles! Ship it!"
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Moritz
7/19/2009 9:27:03 AM
Hi Nick,

e-mail??? I am an registered user for the Delphi 
1/2/3/4/5/6/7/2005/2006/2007/2009 but I not received nothing e-mail from 
embarcadero!!

I checked the spam filter but nothing.

Thank you very much

Best Regards

Claudio

"Nick Hodges" <nick.hodges@codegear.com> wrote in message 
news:139037@forums.codegear.com...
> David Erbas-White wrote:
>
>>
>> My question is why you received that email -- I haven't but have
>> purchased (or received <G>) every version since 2006.
>
> If you registered a copy of BDS2006, then that email address you used
> to do so should have received this email.
>
> -- 
> Nick Hodges
> Delphi Development Manager
> Embarcadero Technologies
>
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Claudio
7/19/2009 10:02:48 AM
> {quote:title=Nick Hodges wrote:}{quote}
> David Howes wrote:
> 
> > I have mostly converted to Delphi 2009 now, but I'll still be able to
> > activate my copy of 2006 on any future installation right?
> 
> Yes, you will.  This won't change.  I'll let the folks that send these
> out to make note of these if they do another mailing.
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Nick Hodges
> Delphi Development Manager
> Embarcadero Technologies

Great, thanks for reply.
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David
7/19/2009 12:17:45 PM
Hello,

maybe that e-mail is only sent when you register your BDS2006 again.

Greetings

Markus
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Markus
7/19/2009 1:30:18 PM
Markus Humm wrote:

> - can one still activate it after that date (I assume so)?
> - will the updates stay available at the registered users website?

Yes and yes.

-- 
Nick Hodges
Delphi Development Manager
Embarcadero Technologies
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Nick
7/19/2009 4:19:27 PM
Nick Hodges wrote:
> David Erbas-White wrote:
> 
>> My question is why you received that email -- I haven't but have 
>> purchased (or received <G>) every version since 2006.
> 
> If you registered a copy of BDS2006, then that email address you used
> to do so should have received this email.
> 

To Nick & all,

There is a boolean property (shown in browser by a checkbox) in our EDN 
account saying something like: "Receive eMail notifications". I think 
that this is unchecked by default. (At least in my case it was).

Perhaps this could be the cause?

HTH,

-- 

m. Th.
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m
7/19/2009 5:54:36 PM
> {quote:title=David Erbas-White wrote:}{quote}
> David Howes wrote:
> > Apologies if this question has been asked and answered elsewhere, but I recently got an email informing me support for Delphi 2006 was going to be dropped. I have mostly converted to Delphi 2009 now, but I'll still be able to activate my copy of 2006 on any future installation right?
> > 
> > Edited by: David Howes on Jul 18, 2009 9:53 AM
> 
> My question is why you received that email -- I haven't but have 
> purchased (or received <G>) every version since 2006.  How do they 
> discern who should receive said messages???
> 
> It will be interesting as to how this question is asked/answered, as 
> Borland/CodeGear/Embarcadero has never been very forthcoming about the 
> long-term support for activation issues...
> 
> David Erbas-White

FWIW, The only version I have purchased since 2006 is 2009. I am signed up for newsletters though.
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David
7/19/2009 7:02:42 PM
Claudio Piffer wrote:
> Hi Nick,
> 
> e-mail??? I am an registered user for the Delphi 
> 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/2005/2006/2007/2009 but I not received nothing e-mail from 
> embarcadero!!
> 
I noticed you skipped 8 ;)
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david
7/20/2009 3:29:09 AM
>maybe that e-mail is only sent when you register your BDS2006 again.

I got one of those e-mails, and I haven't activated BDS2006 since I
converted over to 2007, which was shortly after 2007 shipped.
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Paul
7/20/2009 3:21:04 PM
david taylor wrote:
> Claudio Piffer wrote:
>> Hi Nick,
>>
>> e-mail??? I am an registered user for the Delphi 
>> 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/2005/2006/2007/2009 but I not received nothing e-mail from 
>> embarcadero!!
>>
> I noticed you skipped 8 ;)

Shame on him!! :-)

Btw, do you use it? How is going?

-- 

m. Th.
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m
7/23/2009 10:39:39 AM
m. Th. wrote:
> david taylor wrote:
>> Claudio Piffer wrote:
>>> Hi Nick,
>>>
>>> e-mail??? I am an registered user for the Delphi 
>>> 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/2005/2006/2007/2009 but I not received nothing e-mail from 
>>> embarcadero!!
>>>
>> I noticed you skipped 8 ;)
> 
> Shame on him!! :-)
> 
> Btw, do you use it? How is going?
> 
<g> I never said it was a *bad* thing. If I owned a copy, which I do 
not, it would be a nice book end on my shelf right next to Kylix v1. The 
boxes had more heft back then ;)
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david
7/23/2009 4:37:58 PM
david taylor wrote:

>The boxes had more heft back then ;)

D8 was the first small box. Doesn't make a very good book end.

-- 
- Mike
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Mike
7/23/2009 10:15:42 PM
Mike Warren wrote:
> david taylor wrote:
> 
>> The boxes had more heft back then ;)
> 
> D8 was the first small box. Doesn't make a very good book end.
> 
That just goes to prove I *really* missed out on that version. It would 
have been a complete waste if it failed as a bookend <g>
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david
7/24/2009 2:56:08 AM
> {quote:title=David Erbas-White wrote:}{quote}
> My question is why you received that email -- I haven't

http://now.eloqua.com/es.asp?s=608&e=65ca222a5a3b47e49c63c83dfb8ce692&elq=94AF0E29869B43A0B1D043CABB2E9314

or

http://tinyurl.com/delphi2006
--
Rick Carter
Chair, Delphi/Paradox SIG, Cincinnati PC Users Group
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Rick
7/24/2009 6:52:45 AM
Rick Carter wrote:
>> {quote:title=David Erbas-White wrote:}{quote}
>> My question is why you received that email -- I haven't
> 
> http://now.eloqua.com/es.asp?s=608&e=65ca222a5a3b47e49c63c83dfb8ce692&elq=94AF0E29869B43A0B1D043CABB2E9314
> 

Quoting from the letter:

"The purpose of this letter is to inform you that as of August 31, 2009, 
Borland Developer Studio 2006 products will no longer be available for 
download or purchase from Embarcadero or any of our authorized resellers 
or distributors worldwide."

I assume the part about *no longer be available for download* is a 
marketing blunder and that they are really taking about new licenses. I 
cannot imagine that files already available to registered users will be 
retracted.

David
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david
7/24/2009 2:54:01 PM
On 7/18/09 6:54 PM, David Howes wrote:
> Apologies if this question has been asked and answered elsewhere, but I recently got an email informing me support for Delphi 2006 was going to be dropped. I have mostly converted to Delphi 2009 now, but I'll still be able to activate my copy of 2006 on any future installation right?
>
> Edited by: David Howes on Jul 18, 2009 9:53 AM

What i found odd was that the email suggested i should go out and buy a 
"backup copy" of Delphi 2006 while i still could. huh?
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marc
7/24/2009 3:00:07 PM
"david taylor" <david.taylor@nospam.com> wrote in message 
news:141257@forums.codegear.com...
>
> I assume the part about *no longer be available for download* is a
> marketing blunder and that they are really taking about new licenses. I
> cannot imagine that files already available to registered users will be
> retracted.

Hi David,

I would think so, since the files for D7 are still available, and it's been 
"old stuff" for several years longer than D2006.

Cheers,
Van
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Van
7/24/2009 3:31:27 PM
Hello,

this debate is a bit useless by now as Nick in this very thread already
confirmed that the updates will stay available.

Greetings

Markus
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Markus
7/26/2009 9:01:42 AM
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