Status Report: Isadora Native for the Apple M1 - Internal Testing Phase Begins!
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I hope you're all having a good and safe summer so far. I haven't been here in the forum much because I'm hunkered down over a steaming hot computer making this happen:
Isadora is now compiled as a "FAT" binary, which means it has code for both the Intel and ARM processors bundled into the same application. (It also means the macOS version has doubled in size to 100 megabytes... but I guess that doesn't mean much in this day and age.)
With a couple of exceptions, nearly all of the Isadora's built-in actors, as well as the "official" actors from the Add Ons page, are also compiled this way. Some rough tests show that things are actually working well.
In addition, I'm happy to report that there are – so far – no obvious issues with the macOS Monterey beta. Considering the what Apple unleashed upon all developers with Catalina and Big Sur, I can tell you I am breathing a (cautious) sigh of relief. Let's see how it goes as further betas appear.
The team has now started internal testing on Apple Intel and M1 computers, and also on Windows. Once we feel good about what we have, we'll seed the beta testers so we can respond to their feedback. Our ultimate goal is to get this into your hands as soon as we can manage.
I'm taking the rest of the day off! ;-)