A firm with legacy software using BDE from Delphi 5 is upgrading workstations to Windows 7, or will as soon as they can find an installer for the BDE. We know the BDE will run on Windows 7, as it is part of D2007 and XE2 and is on my Windows 7 PC here, installed as part of later Delphi. Its even the exact same version of the BDE as far as I recall, unchanged from Delphi 5.
The problem is only the installer – (it does forbidden things I suspect such as putting configuration files under the Program Files folder).
They are also upgrading to later Delphi, but the replacing workstations comes first.
Does anyone know of a separate installer for the BDE alone for Windows 7? (In D2007 it’s buried in the huge IDE install).