I am begging for a new Release System. With the current Way xojo goes we have no chance for Updates of 2019R3.2 within releasing Xojo 2020R1 as Major Release.
I can understand why xojo is behavng in this wise but there are a few important Points to change to a Release and Beta-> Prerelease behavior.
First in the Situation now we have no Updating and no maintenance for our Xojo Projects. So we will loose the chance to get known errors out.
Second With the new Release 2.0 there are really many features missed. For example Mouse Events for Canvas.
Third we have a terrible Situation now. If, for example, Apple changes again their Operating System and Xojo is not running on the new plattform (happened with Xojo R2019R3.1) we will have a working 2020R1 but no 2019Rx. Makes working impossible!
Fourth there will not be a chance of programming within upcoming of Apples new ARM CPU. This brings out a big Problem. If you need stuffs witch are not realized now in Xojo 2020R1 or later R1.1 you may not be able to rewrite your entire code. In the following process you will loose your customers.
Fifth within bringing up a Release - Beta and Prerelease System the situation would be different. For xojo and for the developers. Why? Simple. Within this there would be all of the needed Updates and in the meantime we would have a xojo2020R1beta. This makes it possible to workout Web2.0 and all the other Stuffs for future and in thze same time it would be possible to have maintenance for 2019R3.x.
So, when release mode would be changed xojo customers would have a working Solution. Yes, the release Steps would be in the need of more time but also we would have a much more stable Releasing.
With the Status now developers - also me - are getting in panic and starting to rand. Cause of the Situation. Not because they are bad guys!
So please Xojo, switch the Release way so everybody has silence. We are not hobbyists we are professional Developers witch have to suffer from this policy.
Even if we would have a higher yearly fee it would be okay.