Beta Testing for Mac MM

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Re: Beta Testing for Mac MM

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drakinite wrote: Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:44 pm Linus Tech Tips did a pretty good explanation on their reasoning behind choosing to make their own processors. https://youtu.be/KtgeS2hhV9U TL;DR: By making their own processors they'll save a boatload of money, and they'll be even less reliant on other manufacturers' supply chains. It's certainly not a bad business choice from them.
Now, I still strongly dislike them as a company and I really don't like their products. And their reliability is pretty bad. So we can certainly agree on that front.
I am just afraid that after they have their chips manufacturers, there would be no way to fix your MAC at all as you will not be able to get the parts due teh fact they are "property of Apple and Apple is the one that can fix it for the price of new device". That is why I think that things like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npd_xDuNi9k to get passed finally.

Re Linus, I agree on facts from tech standpoint and its benefits, but I doubt that it will get any better for consumers, especially after this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD7baUgz1tI happened to him and xyz other users on a daily basis. Having their own CPU would just put them in better position to take more money out of Innocent customers.
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Re: Beta Testing for Mac MM

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Yup. I agree with everything you just said.

However, on the software side, what I *am* hopeful for is that more cross-platform developers will add support for Windows on ARM. The Surface Pro X is awesome, but the software support is abysmal. If mac developers all update their programs to work for Mac on ARM, it might set a trend to introduce better support on Windows.
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Re: Beta Testing for Mac MM

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Curious, what is the status of Mac version / also the Delphi support for Apple Silicon?
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Re: Beta Testing for Mac MM

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To my knowledge, there hasn't yet been much focus on Mac MM yet. The other devs mentioned a while ago that development for cross-platform support is planned to begin after MMW 5.0 is released - and it's getting very close to being released :wink:

As for Delphi on Apple Silicon, I don't know for sure. But according to their roadmap, it appears they're working on it: https://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2020-n ... admap.html
But since Rosetta 2.0 is so good, I can't imagine that starting out with x86 binaries would pose too much of a problem. Also, Chromium is already being released for Apple Silicon, so when it's all done and dusted, the UI will probably be very smooth. I don't know if it's possible for an x86 Delphi on Rosetta to work with native A.S. Chromium, though. I haven't spoken directly to the core developers about it, so this is just speculation.
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