Delphi Distiller: A Customization Tool for Delphi IDE
Delphi is a popular integrated development environment (IDE) for creating applications using the Object Pascal language. However, some developers may want to customize their Delphi IDE to suit their preferences and needs. For example, they may want to manage the packages and experts that are loaded by Delphi, apply some tweaks to improve the performance and appearance of the IDE, or remove the license check that prevents them from using Delphi without a valid license.
One tool that can help them achieve these goals is Delphi Distiller, a customization tool for Delphi 5/6/7/2006/2007/2009/2010 that allows users to manage packages and experts and apply several tweaks. Delphi Distiller was created by yashielsookdeo, a GitHub user who uploaded the source code and the executable file of the tool on his repository. The tool is available as a .rar file with the name "delphi.distiller.v1.85.rar" and the size of 52 KB.
Features of Delphi Distiller
Delphi Distiller has a simple and user-friendly interface that allows users to access its features easily. The tool has several tabs, each corresponding to a different version of Delphi. Users can select the tab that matches their Delphi version and see the available options for that version. The tool also provides download links for each version of Delphi in case users need to install or update their IDE.
The main feature of Delphi Distiller is the ability to choose what packages and experts are loaded by Delphi. Packages are collections of components, classes, or routines that extend the functionality of Delphi. Experts are tools that enhance the productivity of developers by providing features such as code completion, refactoring, debugging, or testing. Users can select or deselect the packages and experts that they want to use or disable from a list of checkboxes. This can help them optimize their IDE by loading only the necessary components and avoiding conflicts or errors.
Another feature of Delphi Distiller is the ability to apply some tweaks to the IDE. Tweaks are modifications that change some aspects of the IDE's behavior or appearance. For example, users can disable the creation of backup files, configuration files, or local files that may clutter their project folders. They can also use a different font for the IDE, remove the toolbar gradients, fix some bugs, or disable some features that they do not need or use. One of the most useful tweaks is the removal of the license check that prevents users from using Delphi without a valid license. This can allow users to use Delphi for free or with an expired license.
How to Use Delphi Distiller
To use Delphi Distiller, users need to download the .rar file from GitHub or from other sources . Then, they need to extract the file using a program such as WinRAR or 7-Zip. The extracted file contains an executable file named "DelphiDistiller.exe" and a README file with some instructions and information about the tool.
Users need to run the executable file as an administrator by right-clicking on it and choosing "Run as administrator". This will open the tool's interface with several tabs for different versions of Delphi. Users need to select the tab that corresponds to their Delphi version and see the options for that version.
To manage packages and experts, users need to go to the "Packages" tab and check or uncheck the boxes next to the names of the packages and experts that they want to enable or disable. They can also click on the "Select All" or "Deselect All" buttons to select or deselect all packages and experts at once.
To apply tweaks, users need to go to the "Tweaks" tab and check or uncheck the boxes next to the names of the tweaks that they want to apply or remove. They can also click on the "Apply All" or "Remove All" buttons to apply or remove all tweaks at once.
After selecting the desired options, users need to click on the "OK and Run Delphi" button at the bottom of the tool's interface. This will close the tool and launch Delphi with the selected options applied.
Delphi Distiller is a customization tool for Delphi 5/6/7/2006/2007/2009/2010 that allows users to manage packages and experts and apply several tweaks. The tool can help users optimize their IDE by loading only the necessary components, improving the performance and appearance of the IDE, fixing some bugs, and removing the license check. The tool is easy to use and has a simple and user-friendly interface. Users can download the tool from GitHub or from other sources and run it as an administrator to customize their Delphi IDE.