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This could essentially be game over for Embarcadero. No Android support at all after 1. August 2019, no MAC support on C++ Builder.
The basic selling point of C++ Builder in Embarcadero marketing is it is a cross-platform solution. Yet they are dropping macOS as of this autumn (so no desktop cross-platform) and Android as of August (so no mobile cross-platform), both of which are going to require 64-bit. Seems like C++ Builder is going to become a Windows-only solution, which is a big change and the opposite of the strategy for the past, what, 8 years? Being able to deploy to major OSes that are currently supported is a must-have for developers in the real world, everything else is nice-to-have. Yet Embarcadero seems to be focusing on the nice-to-have stuff. I agree with GameOver - this seems like a catastrophic error from the perspective of cross-platform development potential for C++ Builder. Perhaps I'm just missing something here, Embarcadero? If I were at Embarcadero, it would be drop-everything-else-all-hands-on-deck until macOS and Android cross-platform is re-established. Otherwise, there would be a major announcement on the change in vision for the product, and much more talking to customers about this.
Agree, no cross platform development, everything else dosnt matter - ie Linux support, Rad Server, Interbase, DatSnap, nice IDE graphics and the other non-important projects. Wonder how many ressoruces they wasted on the wrong projects. You can workaround bugs, missing features misbehavior - but you cant work around key platforms not supported.