Manage your project’s 3rd party libraries using GetIt Dependencies

When the GetIt Package Manager tool was first introduced in RAD Studio XE8, it was a great IDE feature that helped developers to discover new libraries, components and addons; or to find the latest versions of those ones that they have used for years. But the technology behind it was powerful enough to evolve and become so much more awesome. For example, RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin brought a brand new installation experience based on the GetIt foundations.

Another really nice feature introduced in RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin is the GetIt Dependencies tool, a new project options page to “link” GetIt libraries and components to our project. So, when the project is opened in another computer or another installation of RAD Studio, the IDE will look for those dependencies, and GetIt will automatically download and install them for you.

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Saving disk space with the new RAD Studio Installer

RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin has a brand new installer that provides better user experience, higher flexibility and lower installation time, among other great benefits.

Nowadays it’s quite common (and recommended) to have an SSD disk, but those disks have a lower capacity than the traditional ones, and RAD Studio still requires a lot of disk space to fit the great set of amazing features that are included with the product.

So, if you want to save some space from your primary disk and you have a secondary drive, there are a couple of things you can do when installing RAD Studio (or Delphi or C++ Builder).

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