we may be a day late and into November with this announcement, but we’d like you to know that the “October 2013” update for Oxygene has been made available earlier this week.
The October update is mostly a bug-fix release, but it also includes a couple of rather significant new features on the Cocoa front.
Most importantly, this release officially introduced 64-bit ARM support for the Apple A7 chip in the new iPhone 5S and the new iPads that came out today. Last month we laid a lot of the groundwork with 64-bit compiler support, but now you can build your apps for your devices in 64-bit mode, as well. Very exciting.
We have also started officially shipping .fx files for the new Mac OS X 10.9 “Mavericks”, and we’ve extended the Cocoa compiler to support the new “instancetype” feature introduced/mainstreamed for Objective-C by the iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks SDK.
And of course there are a good 100 additional fixes and improvements in this update, across all three platforms.
How to get Oxygene 6.1.57
As always, this release is a free update to all active subscribers, and can be downloaded now.
If your subscription has elapsed, now is a great time to renew to get access to the latest release and all the good stuff we have cooking for the near future.
Oxygene for Prism Customers
Remember that Oxygene 6.1 is also the first release that is no longer available from Embarcadero under the Prism brand, and it will not accept Prism XE3.2 serial numbers. But as a reminder: we are committed to honoring SA contracts Embarcadero might have sold you with the promise of Prism coverage (i.e. before April 23, 2013). Please email email@example.com with your SA details, and we’ll sort you out with ongoing access to Oxygene for .NET for the remainder of your SA period. (You can read more about this here).
Of course, if you do not have SA, or if you want to take advantage of Oxygene on the Cocoa and Java/Android platforms as well, you can always renew or cross-grade to the full Oxygene package at any time.
More to Come
2013 is drawing to a close, but we’re not done yet. We’ve got one whopper of a release planned for the end of this month (and lots of cool stuff are coming in 2014 as well). So make sure stay up to date with your subscription.