Building 64 bit Mac from Windows

  1. 8 months ago

    John B

    16 Sep 2019 Testers, Xojo Pro

    Anyone know if Building 64 bit Mac apps from Windows will be possible anytime soon?

    Thanks!

  2. Norman P

    16 Sep 2019 Testers, Xojo Pro outside LMAO !!!!!!!
    Edited 8 months ago

    really likely depends on where the LLVM project is in creating a linker for Windows that can link a macOS executable properly

    for the moment I would continue to build & test your app on macOS

    if youre using SVN, GIT etc this is trivial

  3. John B

    16 Sep 2019 Testers, Xojo Pro

    Thanks Norm.

    In other words I should install Xojo, the third party libs I use, and my Xojo code tree on the Mac to get a 64 bit Mac build before the deadline? (yea, you know better than I how much work that is going to be...)

  4. Rick A

    16 Sep 2019 Testers, Xojo Pro (Brazil. UTC-3:00)

    There are ways of running MacOS VMs on Windows, and could compile there. Never tried, seems simple, but I have no time to play with it. Maybe someone here has already tried ?

  5. Norman P

    16 Sep 2019 Testers, Xojo Pro outside LMAO !!!!!!!

    @John B Thanks Norm.

    In other words I should install Xojo, the third party libs I use, and my Xojo code tree on the Mac to get a 64 bit Mac build before the deadline? (yea, you know better than I how much work that is going to be...)

    With SVN , git etc this is a simple as checking out the repository its in and you're darned near done except for the IDE and copying over whatever plugins are needed

  6. Christian S

    17 Sep 2019 Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers, Third Party Store Germany

    @John B In other words I should install Xojo, the third party libs I use, and my Xojo code tree on the Mac to get a 64 bit Mac build before the deadline?

    You need the Mac to test them anyway, so why not use one of the Xojo Pro seats there?

  7. Derek D

    17 Sep 2019 Testers Newnan, GA. USA

    @ChristianSchmitz You need the Mac to test them anyway, so why not use one of the Xojo Pro seats there?

    Yep, especially with all the code signing nonsense, its best to test on a real Mac anyway, to make sure customers won't get any surprises. Apple sure makes it easy for devs these days.

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