@Jürg O And Xojo... note these paragraph - that seems so much like what we're seeing with Xojo:
Overloaded Feature Lists Lead to Schedule Chicken
Regressions Get Fixed. Old Bugs Get Ignored
I work in-house as a developer for a company with 20,000+ employees spread over 80 countries. The number of dedicated software developers is very small (even minuscule), compared to the rest of the staff. And we run into these same problems by the shear weight of demand for progress. So to me, it's not surprising at all that a relatively small group like Team Xojo may also face some of these same dilemmas.
What is surprising is that a huge technology company like Apple is also exhibiting these same problems, publicly.
That really concerns me, because even though I started my career as a Windows-based developer, I've grown to prefer Mac hardware for my main work machines, because a Mac allows me to run both macOS & Windows (via Bootcamp). This must also concern many on this forum who heavily rely on Mac owners for their customer base.
I usually replace my main machine about every 3 or 4 years and time is approaching for replacing my mid-2015 Macbook Pro. But with all the hardware issue for Macbooks in the more recent generations, I'm thinking of a Mac Mini for my next purchase (if they ever get Catilina stable enough, that is).
For my part, I'm willing to cut Xojo some slack and continue to support them, because I can appreciate their position.
But many will be up-the-creek-without-a-paddle if Apple continues to slide like this...
Though, luckily Xojo also runs on Windows :-)