Saturday, 10 September 2011

Syndicate: Embarcadero Insider Reveals Update Schedule for Firemonkey

TLDR; Embarcadero employee Michael Swindell reveals that updates will be done for Firemonkey several times per quarter now, then quarterly later.

The product matrix shows that Firemonkey currently supports iOS 4.2. Apple will be introducing iOS 5 shortly. Will Firemonkey be updated to support newer iOS features periodically (eg., iOS 5 and possibly other things)? Or just once-a-year when Delphi is updated?  
Michael Swindell: Yes, since Firemonkey is 1.0 we're going to be updating early, often, and regularly. The first update is well underway, will address a lot of great feedback, and should be out before the end of the month. We are planning updates on a regular cadence, initially several quarterly.   

 (I'd love to see quarterly updates.)  
Michael Swindell: We'll start out updating more often than quarterly, and settle into quarterly updates eventually. Embarcadero is behind FM in a big way, there is a lot of ongoing investment going on into this release, updates, performance enhancements, and future platform/feature support.

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