Bug 27385 - [iOS] iOS Build -> Advanced -> Supported Architectures tooltip outdated
Summary: [iOS] iOS Build -> Advanced -> Supported Architectures tooltip outdated
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: iOS add-in ()
Version: 5.7
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: --- normal
Target Milestone: 5.8
Assignee: Vincent Dondain [MSFT]
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-02-24 20:21 UTC by Kent Green [MSFT]
Modified: 2015-02-25 08:32 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Logs & sample to reproduce issue (237.48 KB, application/zip)
2015-02-24 20:21 UTC, Kent Green [MSFT]

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Description Kent Green [MSFT] 2015-02-24 20:21:25 UTC
Created attachment 10017 [details]
Logs & sample to reproduce issue

Screencast demoing issue in XS: http://screencast.com/t/FvBMMKOn3v

I first noticed this in Xamarin Studio (Mac), but I checked & it's also occurring in Visual Studio, so I thought it might be iOS that "owns" this issue. 
Basically, the tooltip shown in iOS Build -> Advanced -> Supported Architectures is outdated. It reads:

> ARMv7s is the latest architecture supported only by the new A6 processor included in the iPhone 5. 
> ARMv7 code is faster and smaller than ARMv6 but only works on iPhone 3GS and later, but is *required* by apple when targeting iPad or a minimum iOS version of 5.0.
> ARMv6 works on all devices but is no longer supported by the compiler shipped with Xcode 4.5 and later...."

---Steps to reproduce---
1) Create a new iOS Universal app using the Unified API.
2) In the iOS project options go to Build -> iOS Build -> Advanced -> Supported architectures tooltip.
3) Outdated tooltip message is displayed.

---Expected Behavior---
Ideally this would probably have some information related to ARM64, given that's the actual latest architecture; additionally ARMv6 isn't selectable as a supported architecture, so referring to it here is potentially confusing.

---Actual Behavior---
Information displayed is relevant to ARMv7s, ARMv7, & ARMv6; instead of the actual latest architectures.

---Build Information---
=== Xamarin Studio ===

Version 5.7.1 (build 17)
Installation UUID: 8ef63a7c-1b18-40de-a334-7f78777fcb55
	Mono 3.12.0 ((detached/de2f33f)
	GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)

	Package version: 312000076

=== Xamarin.Android ===

Version: (Business Edition)
Android SDK: /Users/kentgreen/Library/Developer/Xamarin/android-sdk-macosx
	Supported Android versions:
		2.1    (API level 7)
		2.2    (API level 8)
		2.3    (API level 10)
		3.1    (API level 12)
		4.0    (API level 14)
		4.0.3  (API level 15)
		4.1    (API level 16)
		4.2    (API level 17)
		4.3    (API level 18)
		4.4    (API level 19)
		4.4.87 (API level 20)
		5.0    (API level 21)
Java SDK: /usr
java version "1.8.0_25"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_25-b17)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.25-b02, mixed mode)

=== Apple Developer Tools ===

Xcode 6.1.1 (6611)
Build 6A2008a

=== Xamarin.iOS ===

Version: (Business Edition)
Hash: 98ee412
Build date: 2015-02-11 04:37:05-0500

=== Xamarin.Mac ===

Version: (Business Edition)

=== Build Information ===

Release ID: 507010017
Git revision: 0bc7d3550b6b088ac25b08dcf7bbe73bcc8658b3
Build date: 2015-02-03 19:43:29-05
Xamarin addins: f7b7d34419c9ec24501bfa7c658e80a6305613e0

=== Operating System ===

Mac OS X 10.10.2
Darwin Kents-MacBook-Pro.local 14.1.0 Darwin Kernel Version 14.1.0
    Mon Dec 22 23:10:38 PST 2014
    root:xnu-2782.10.72~2/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64

---VS Build Information---
Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013
Version 12.0.30723.00 Update 3
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 4.5.51641

Installed Version: Professional

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Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU   06177-004-0447006-02429
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Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio Package   1.0
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ASP.NET and Web Tools   12.3.50717.0
Microsoft Web Developer Tools contains the following components:
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Common Azure Tools   1.2
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Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone   
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Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools   1.2
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Xamarin   3.9.302.0 (80f4e84)
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Visual Studio plugin to enable development for Xamarin.Android.

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---Additional info---
Attaching sample, VS & XS IDE logs.
Comment 1 Sebastien Pouliot 2015-02-24 21:15:57 UTC
No, it's in the addin.

@Vincent I know you already fixed this. Can you copy/paste your newer string here (in the bug report) and we'll ask the XVS team to update their side ?
Comment 2 Vincent Dondain [MSFT] 2015-02-25 08:15:02 UTC
Hey Kent, thanks for the report.

I changed that very recently, here is the new description including ARM64:

ARM64 is a 64-bit architecture that is supported since the A7 processor which was introduced with the iPhone 5S.

ARMv7s is only supported by the A6 processor that powers the iPhone 5 and and runs on iOS 6.0 or higher.

ARMv6 is the most compatible architecture and will run on all iOS devices, but is no longer supported by the iOS compilers.

ARMv7 is for iPads or the iPhone 3GS or higher and is meant for iOS 5.0 or higher. It will compile smaller and faster code than ARMv6.

Specifying multiple architectures allows applications to target the widest range of devices with the most optimized code possible, but it will double the size of the distributed application.

@Sebastien I'm gonna talk to the VS guys so they can update their side.
Comment 3 Sebastien Pouliot 2015-02-25 08:32:34 UTC
Thanks Vincent! You can remove the ARMv6 one (or only show it before XI 8.10) as it's been removed from XI (for cycle 5+)