Despite the uncertainty, 2020 has been a terrific year for Xojo by nearly every measure. We will continue to plan and be hopeful for the future and we look forward to seeing you in person at XDC London in October 2021. Best wishes to everyone for a happy and healthy 2021.
Xojo Engineers Paul and Travis talk about Xojo 2020 Release 2 and Apple M1 Macs.
With the newly released M1 Macs, there have been lots of questions about being able to run other operating systems on it, particularly from developers that are used to running Window or Linux in Virtual Machines using virtualization on their Intel Macs.
A Worker provides a way for you to have code that runs on multiple CPU cores. A Worker achieves this by running its code in a Console app. One or more of these console apps are started based on your Worker settings. Since these run as Console apps, the OS treats them as separate processes and spreads them out amongst available CPU cores.
Starting with Xojo 2020 Release 2 you’ll be able to build your own Universal Binary apps! All you’ll have to do is go to your macOS Build Settings and change the Architecture from “x64 (64-bit)” to “Universal” and re-build your project. Xojo does everything else for you.
Right now, Xojo 2020r2 is in the late testing phase and will support building for Apple Silicon and Big Sur as well as many other new features and improvements.
You’ve probably wondered how we decide what features and bugs fixes will be added in any given Xojo release. What we care about most is what will have the greatest benefit to users and what will it cost to provide that benefit. If you have reported a bug or need a workaround for an issue, Xojo wants to help you find a solution so reach out to us via Feedback, or email our support team, or on the Forums.
Xojo 2020r1 upgraded to SQLite 3.31.1. Notable new features include PRAGMA lists and generated columns aka computed columns!
Our vision for Xojo Cloud is a simple, one-click deployment option for your web app. Xojo Cloud allows you to focus on developing your app instead of dealing with the nitty gritty details of web hosting and security. Xojo Cloud has tons of new stuff to compliment apps built with Xojo 2020r1!
Today compiled the first native Xojo app for Apple Silicon. “Hello World” is a huge step towards bringing you the ability to build your apps for Apple’s future computing platform.