LC & Catalina; macOS 10.15.x; Xcode 11.3.x; iOS 13.3.x support ???

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Thu Mar 12 23:33:01 EDT 2020


I see now. I confess that I stopped reading the subject itself after a 
while when the thread took off on a tangent. You make a valid point. LC 
actually did what you describe when 64-bit started to be required on OS X. 
They released a rapid update and made the deadline but it was close. I 
heard they really had to scramble, but they knew how important it was. 
Apparently Apple doesn't give much advance notice to third-party IDE 
developers. If you're working in Xcode these changes are less intrusive.

I haven't yet installed Catalina, but I submitted an app to the App Store 
last week built with Xcode 11.1 and LC 9.6dp2, and it ran on iOS 13. It was 
not rejected for that reason (though I did screw up on something else.) 
Unless something has changed since then, I think you can proceed. LC has 
always met the final deadlines for these things and I'm sure they'll do it 
again.

But I agree that a longer lead time would ease everyone's mind. Is Xcode 
11.3 or iOS 13.3 required soon? I thought we still had a month or more left.

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Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
On March 12, 2020 8:54:11 PM Pi Digital via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> The clue is in the subject heading, Jacque. At least, I thought it was 
> plain enough. The script editor and HTML issues I mentioned were just ‘mind 
> wind’ in the process of bemoaning the speed of uptake to current OS and 
> Xcode support.
>
> Here’s the big issue. Essential updates that all users are dependent on, 
> like OS support, are held off from release while other minor updates are 
> worked on and refined. I would venture to suggest that a new policy for 
> these heavy releases to come quicker in a x.x.x release while the other 
> combination/collection of fixes and features be sent out in an x.x release. 
> This would then make sure critical errors/features (which I would say OS 
> support fits into) are addressed and released quicker while not being held 
> off at the mercy of other fixes waiting in the wings.
>
> Using this method would make it easier on the hub too. Anyone working on 
> non critical updates can develop to the sub major release (ie. 9.7) while 
> other more critical fixes can be applied to minor (not minor in urgency) 
> releases (ie. 9.6.24). These can then have just one or three fixes that 
> then get fed upstream into the 9.7 develop branch to be then checked 
> against any other features being added to it.
>
> Does that make sense?
>
> Sean Cole
> Pi Digital
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