With this article, the RAD Studio PM team is introducing an updated roadmap for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio. This May 2019 roadmap includes plans for the next 12 months. Alongside, we have also published a May 2019 Roadmap PM Commentary blog post, with more details and information.
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.