Having read lots of speculation regarding an ARM Mac product (it will come, but who knows when) I shuddered at the thought of its Xojo code performance if the current single thread limitation (in general, not cooperative threading as in other compilers) is still the norm.
one of the constant expectations of this completely non existent product is that the ARM version may well have a VERY large number of cores, perhaps 12 or more of differing levels of power and computational ability which will give the devices the performance we all expect.
Am I the only one who is getting a bit concerned that Xojo as a company are utterly bereft of the ability to cope with this (completely theoretical) scenario.
I dare not move away from 19r1 as the current offering is in total disarray to say the least.
this change (when it comes) might be a real hard nut to crack when there are a lot of other orphaned components in Xojo:-
android, what a complete pointless exercise, too late and, who cares anymore
iOS, half baked and seemingly abandoned, significant opportunity missed, boat sailed a long time ago
web, can’t talk about what is or is not going on there but seems half baked again
can no longer compile a Mac app on a windows machine, and yes I know why, but thats not an excuse
API2, WTF, go away and die, perhaps a good idea, but so badly implemented etc…
maybe I am feeling very sad that my favourite tool for writing code is running ever faster downhill to the bottom of an increasingly small niche market.
anyone got some ‘good news’ thoughts to counteract my abysmal feeling of doom and gloom regarding the current state of what I have always wanted to be the ‘reasonable’ of everything compiler, my Xojo.
I am getting to the point that I am going to abandon completely support for newly arriving systems (easy in my world of embedded and bespoke enterprise stuff) and stop entirely updating Xojo beyond my current PRO licence.
when 19r1 stops working then I will just retire properly, I no longer need to be on the treadmill, I am beginning to feel the fun is going out of my beloved way of passing time, looks like my radio will get more love in the years to come.
I am sorry to rant on like this, but you can’t say anything on the other forum and, I am like most others here, I very much want to have Xojo be the best (or just average actually) compiler in the world, but knowing its just going to feck up and die slowly, like being a spurs supporter.