The team has been incredibly hard at work since we shipped Oxygene 6 in May, both on this update and on the next feature release coming up in August, and the “July 2013” update brings with it a good ~140 fixes and improvements across all three editions and across the entire toolchain, from compiler to IDE.
Even though we consider this update a “bug-fix release”, we could not stop ourselves from including two major compiler/language enhancements, as well: On the Java/Android side, the Oxygene language has gained full support for unsigned integer types — a feature not available in the Java language and not officially supported by the Java Runtime, we know that a lot of you who use Oxygene on Java have been looking forward to this. On the Cocoa side, the compiler has been updated with support for Oxygene’s trademark Future Types (one of my favorite features), based on GCD under the hood.
With these two changes, we’re taking another big step towards bringing the Oxygene language closer together on all three platforms.
We’ve also been busy at work for the upcoming 6.1 release (for which alpha/beta builds have been available for a while now) and beyond. Check out my blog post for more details and some hints at what is coming up. We’re very excited.
Embarcadero Prism customers, please note that the “July 2013” release will be the last update made available to you under the Prism brand, and the last release to accept Embarcadero serial numbers.
Please make sure that you have your Prism XE3.2 serial number registered with us, so that we know about you and can contact you about moving forward. As mentioned in the past, we will honor existing SA agreements you may have with Embarcadero beyond July – but we can only do that if we know who you are ;).
As always, if you have any questions or concerns at all, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.