Xamarin.Mac 4.6

Xamarin.Mac 4.6

Last Update: 8/20/2018

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Requirements

  • The latest features and API requires Xcode 9.4 and the bundled macOS SDKs;
  • Apple Xcode 9.4 requires a Mac running OSX 10.13.2 (High Sierra) or newer

What's New in this Release

API Enhancements

  • 3544 - [foundation] Avoid unnecessary native calls for NSNull.Null
  • 3968 - [foundation] Implement NSUrlProtocolClient properly on macOS
  • 4001 - [security] Enable SSL[Get|Set]AlpnProtocols since it's now available in macOS 10.13.4

Tooling Enhancements

  • 3525 - Build assemblies we ship deterministically, i.e. csc -deterministic
  • 3926 - [msbuild] Use a response file in MmpTaskBase
  • 3869 - [generator] Allow [WrapAttribute] usage with interface protocols

Performance Enhancements

Release History

This version Xamarin.Mac correspond to our 15.8 (d15-8) milestone.

  • August 20, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 4.6.0.13
  • July 24, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 4.6.0.11
  • July 11, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 4.6.0.10
  • June 21, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 4.6.0.4
  • May 31, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 4.5.0.280
  • May 7, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 4.5.0.280

You can learn more about how we ship our releases in the Visual Studio 2017 Release Rhythm document.

July 24, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 4.6.0.13

This version is included in the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8 stable release.

Issue Fixed

  • 649776 - [msbuild] Don't put gcc/linker flags in the response file, since Mono.Options doesn't support escaping quotes

July 24, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 4.6.0.11

This version is included in the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8 Preview 5 release.

July 11, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 4.6.0.10

This version is included in the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8 Preview 4 release.

Issues Fixed

  • 8866 - [profiler] Fix jit profiler crash

June 21, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 4.6.0.4

This version is included in the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8 Preview 3 release.

  • This preview includes Xcode 9.4 support for Xamarin.Mac.

A number of performance enhancements are also new:

Issues Fixed

  • 4129 - [compression] Use the correct linking flags for older OS versions
  • 4147 - [mono] Removal of System.Memory facade due to incompatibilities

May 31, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 4.5.0.331

This version is included in the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8 Preview 2 release.

Issues Fixed

  • 4030 - [scenekit] SCNPhysicsShape.Create transforms parameter is bound incorrectly
  • 4031 - [scenekit] SCNHitTestOptions SearchMode bound incorrectly
  • 4067 - [msbuild] Unable to build CocoaApp with Modern target after adding .NET Standard 2.0 library
  • 4072 - [mtouch][mmp] BlockProxy attribute with invalid type will cause MT0000 build error
  • 4087 - [scenekit] Crash when setting RenderingApi on SCNRenderingOptions

May 7, 2018 - Xamarin.Mac 4.5.0.280

This version is included in the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8 Preview 1 release.

Issues Fixed

  • 3199 - [msbuild] Skip reference assemblies passed to mmp
  • 3674 - [msbuild] Correctly determine whenther Xamarin.Mac builds require a provisioning profile
  • 3716 - [gameplaykit] Fix naming of GKNoise.DisplaceX
  • 3778 - [appkit] Adds [NullAllowed] to NSTableView.RegisterNib
  • 3779 - [appkit] Adds [NullAllowed] to NSGridCell.ContentView
  • 3792 - [appkit] Adds [NullAllowed] to NSTableCellView.ObjectValue
  • 3824 - [appkit] Fix default values for touchbar APIs in NSTextViewDelegate
  • 3830 - [runtime] Don't throw exceptions when checking if a token reference exists (and not finding any)
  • 3868 - [appkit] Fix stack overflow in NSApplication.NextEvent binding
  • 3871 - [coretext] Fix GetMatchingFontDescriptors overload with sort callback
  • 3905 - [msbuild] Catch ArgumentException if IBToolTask fails to load plist output
  • 3922 - [msbuild] Fixed TargetDevice typo
  • 3943 - [runtime] Don't lock while calling selectors that can up calling managed code
  • 3944 - [spritekit] Fix SKActionTimingFunction delegate signature

Integrated Mono Features/Fixes

Xamarin.Mac uses a customized runtime and base class libraries (BCL) from Mono.

Additional information can be found in Mono release notes.

API Diff

This document contains a complete list of the API changes since the Xamarin.Mac 4.4 stable release.

Feedback

Your feedback is important to us. If there are any problems with this release, check the Xamarin.Mac Forums and Xamarin Bugzilla Tracker for existing issues. If you do not find any matching issue, please feel free to start a new discussion and report an issue.

Open Source

Xamarin.Mac is based on the following open-source repositories:

A big Thank You! to the following folks that helped to make Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Mac even better:

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